AFGOYE (Sh.M.Network)—At least 4 Somali government soldiers were wounded seriously when remote-controlled bomb hit their pick-up track in Afgoye town, located some 30 Km north-west of Mogadishu, Witnesses said.
The blasts went off at Carta village, targeting the forces as they were on petrol on Wednesday morning, according to local residents.
Mahdi Ahmed Abdi Hassan, security official confirmed to Shabelle Media from the town by phone, adding that the troops foiled an attempt attack intended to detonate at army base.
In the aftermath of the explosion, Somali security forces reached at the scene and arrested at least 10 suspects over the attack. The wounded soldiers were rushed to the hospitals in the town for treatment.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.
Government and African Union troops seized Afgoye from al Shabaab rebels at the end of May. The town is about 30 km (19 miles) from Mogadishu on a key road that links the capital with rebel-held regions in the south of country.
Since Al Shabaab withdrew from the capital last August, it has increasingly turned to suicide bombers and grenade attacks to target government and African Union positions.
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