Afgoye (Sh. M. Network)—Two remote-controlled land-mine blasts hit on Thursday on a convoy carrying Somali government troops in Afgoye town, 30 north-west Mogadishu, witnesses and security officials said.
Witnesses said the blasts detonated at Afgoye bridge around 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday afternoon, targeting on security forces as they have been patrolling streets in the town, a former Al shabab main stronghold district located outside Mogadishu.
The victimized, mostly with serous gunshot and blast wounds have been rushed to the hospitals in Mogadishu for treatment.
In the aftermath of the explosions, Somali forces reached at the scene and began searches over the attacks, arresting at least 17 passer-by people in suspicion of the blasts.
No group has yet said it carried out the attacks against Somali security forces in Afgoye town, but Al-shabab threatened Wednesday to stage more attacks against government and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces.
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