Latest military reports from Somalia indicate at least five Somali government soldiers were wounded when a roadside IED hit their vehicle outside a military camp in a town near Mogadishu.
According to security officials, the IED blast target the SNA soldiers happened in Afgoye, about 30 kilometers southwest of the capital Mogadishu, Tuesday evening.
The roadside IED bombs have become common way of attack by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab.
On Monday, Al-Shabaab combatants carried out a raid on the same town of Afgoye but government troops repulsed them.
Separately, Kenyan soldiers (KDF) battling Al-Shabaab under AMISOM banner killed seven al Shabaab fighters in a Somali district on the countries’ border, Kenyan authorities confirmed through a press release from Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.