Somalia: 6 gov’t and AU Soldiers wounded in Bulo Burde IED blast

BULO BURDE (KON) - At least 6 Somali gov't and African Union peacekeeping Soldiers were wounded Wednesday when their convoy was struck by An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the country's central town of Bulo Burde, KON reports.
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Somalia: 6 gov’t and AU Soldiers wounded in Bulo Burde IED blast

Three of the six Soldiers injured in the roadside bomb explosion are from Djibouti continent of AMISOM forces in Somalia and were airlifted to Mogadishu for medical treatment ay AMISOM hospital, according to Bulo Burde district Commissioner Ahmed Ali Wehliye.

He stated that the explosion which occurred on the road between the town and the airport on Wednesday morning was caused by a remote-controlled land mine planted in the area. Mr Wehliye added that investigations into the incident have been launched by the security institutions in the town.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack but the Al Qaeda-linked group of Al Shabaab often carries out similar attacks against Somali government and AMISOM troops in south and cenyral of the horn of Africa country.

In mid last march,2014, Somali army, along with African Union troops wrested control of the Bulo Burde of Hiiraan region, 380Km north-west of Mogadishu following an eminent offensive to flash out militants through the country.

KON English News Desk