Ethiopian Army Vehicle Escape Landmine Blast in Beledweyne, Central Somalia

Ethiopian army managed to escape a landmine blast that targeted their vehicle in Beledweyne in Central Somalia on Wednesday.

According to reports published open sources in Somalia, Ethiopian vehicle driving through the town escaped the landmine blast that exploded a minute after they had passed.

The Islamist group Al-Shabaab increased the tactic of planting landmines on major Military Supply Routes (MSR) then laying ambush after the blasts.

No Ethiopian soldier was hurt from the explosion. After the explosion, ENDF troops serving under the banner of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) launched an operation which forced local residents to stay indoors.

Humiliated Shebab terrorist group has claimed credit for the failed attack on AU troops.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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