Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

2017-04-25 09:58
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Mogadishu - A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press that Sunday's blast targeted a military convoy in Galgala. Security forces have been battling Islamic State-linked fighters in the region.

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the blast. ISIS-linked extremists also have carried out such attacks in the past.

Fighters affiliated with the Islamic State are a relatively new and growing threat in Somalia, where al-Shabaab has been entrenched for years.

Read more on:    al qaeda  |  isis  |  somalia  |  east africa
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