Somalia Roadside Blast Kills Three Soldiers

At least three soldiers have been killed in a roadside blast in Somalia, detonated by suspected al-Shabaab militants.

Somali Islamist militants detonated a roadside bomb on Tuesday southwest of the capital Mogadishu when a military vehicle was passing and killed at least three soldiers, a military officer and the rebel group said.

“A roadside bomb hit one of our military pick-ups. So far we know three soldiers died,” Captain Farah Nur told Reuters, adding the death toll could rise. He said the blast took place near a village about 17 km (10 miles) from Mogadishu.

A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility.

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