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Somalia Capital Explosions Target Government Troops

Garowe Online (Garowe)

Somalia: Mogadishu Explosions Target Federal Govt Soldiers

27 AUGUST 2013

Several bomb explosions targeted trucks carrying the Somali Federal Government soldiers in Yaqshid district of Mogadishu on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports. At least five soldiers died in the explosions which were landmine attacks on two separate convoy, according to witnesses.

"The first roadside bomb was timed to go off when the first truck touch it, after few minutes lapsed another bomb went off; we have seen five bodies dressed in military uniform," said a nearby resident. Nobody claimed the responsibility for the attacks but Mogadishu has been hotbed for violence, planned assassinations, military-style ambushes and bombings which made the security situation extremely volatile and poor.

Despite looming threats of instability in Mogadishu, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed announced a "National Security Council" which is tasked with introducing security plans in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

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