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Roadside bomb kills six Somali soldiers

By AFP
June 16, 2024
Kenyan troops have been fighting off the threat from Somalia-based Shabaab militants since the year 2000. — AFP File
Kenyan troops have been fighting off the threat from Somalia-based Shabaab militants since the year 2000. — AFP File

MOGADISHU: A roadside bomb planted by the jihadist group Al-Shabaab killed at least six soldiers including a senior military commander in southern Somalia, police and local officials said on Saturday.

They said the blast occurred during a routine military operation near Gofgadud town, some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the southwestern city of Baidoa. “Six members of the army including Colonel Mohamed Dheere died on the spot,” Hassan Mohamed, a military officer in Baidoa told AFP by telephone. Several others were wounded, he added, without specifying the number.