Mogadishu (HAN) October 8, 2015 – Breaking News – Public Diplomacy and Regional Security News. Al-Shabaab Says It Burnt Two Battle Wagons After Attack On Ethiopian Convoy. The Somali militants of Al-Shabaab has claimed the burning of two battle-wagons belonging to Ethiopian troops after an ambush attack near Bardere city in Gedo region, south-west of Somalia on Wednesday afternoon. The attack occurred at El Iaan village, when fighters from Al-Shabaab waylaid the Ethiopian army convoy with rock propelled grenades (RPGs), resulting into hours-long firefight between the two sides, according to the residents.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that several Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in the Al-Shabaab attack, but Radio Shabelle could not independently verify the report. Last July, African Union forces captured the strategic town of Bardere from Al-Shabaab following days of ground and air raids on the town, which left dozens of civilians and militants dead.
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