Mogadishu (Alshahid) – At least 4 civilians were killed and 7 others injured after remote controlled mine attack against the AMISOM troops by al-shabab militias happened between Afgoi and Banadir intersection in Mogadishu.
The bodies of the four civilians who were traveling in a mini bus were strewn on the road.
“We were near where the blast happened. It was aimed at AMISOM vehicles, but it did not reach AMISOM instead the mine hit a civilian mini bus using the same road,” an eye witness said.
Colonel Pierk, a spokesman of for the Burundian troops said that the explosion occurred in a place about 400 meters to the bases of the AMISOM troops pointing out that none of the peacekeepers were injured.
Shortly after the statement of AMISOM troops, Al-shabab officials claimed the responsibility of the landmine blast saying that they had inflicted more casualties to the African Union troops AMISOM who were the main target of the explosion.
The weakened alshabaab militia has resorted to suicide attacks, ambushes and remote controlled explosives.