Kismayo (HAN) January 11, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. Al-Shabaab remote controlled bomb hit a military vehicle in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, killing at least three Somali soldiers, eyewitnes told Geeska Afrika Online. Somali militant Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit the convoy as it drove through Guulwade village in Kismayo city.
“The bomb was targeted at our convoy. Three soldiers were killed,” said Ismail Hussein, a Kismayo Local police officer.
The Somali militant Al-Shabaab has been weakened considerably by African Union troops (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA), losing swathes of territory in the south of the country, but it has been carrying hit-and-run style attacks to show it has not been vanquished. Local residents said troops in the convoy opened fire after the blast went off, killing two women who were passing by. Hussein of the regional police officer rejected Al-Shabaab claim: “The local police forces did not kill residents after the bamb blast,” he said.
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