Charcoal exports at the port of Kismayo in southern Somalia. The area was recently occupied by the US-backed Kenyan Defense Forces in an effort to destroy the economic base for the Al-Shabab resistance movement., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
Roadside Blast Kills Four Soldiers in Somalia's Port City of Kismayo
5 November 2012
Kismayo — At least four soldiers died and more than that number injured in a roadside bomb that rocked on Monday afternoon in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, 500 Km south of Mogadishu, reports said.
Reports said the blast occurred near the airport targeting a military convoy carrying Kenyan soldiers serving under the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), killing 4 soldiers following the attack.
Kenyan army condoned off the site of the explosion near the airport of Kismayo and began carrying out crackdown to find out the perpetrators. No arrests reported.
It was unavailable to reach Kenyan army officials for comments on the attack and death toll.
No group has said yet it carried out the bomb attack, but al shabab militants have in the past claimed more blasts in the city since the allied forces moved in last month.