Three Soldiers Killed in Hand Grenade Blast in Afgoye

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    Three Soldiers Killed in Hand Grenade Blast in Afgoye

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least three soldiers were killed after hand grenade hurled at SNA convoy passing near a restaurant in Afgoye town hit their car, official and residents said Saturday.

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At least three soldiers were killed after hand grenade hurled at SNA convoy passing near a restaurant in Afgoye town hit their car.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least three soldiers were killed after hand grenade hurled at SNA convoy passing near a restaurant in Afgoye town hit their car, official and residents said Saturday.
Afgoye is about 30KM south of the capital.
The soldiers were on patrol in one of Afgoye suburbs when they came under the attack, according to local authorities.
Afgoye district commissioner, Abdinasir Alimow confirming the incident said a-Shabaab militants on Friday night attacked the soldiers on patrol, leading casualties.
"The attack happened on Friday. Somali soldiers who were travelling in Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle have been attacked with hand grenade, there are casualties," said Alimow.
Hassan Mohamed, a local journalist in Afgoye and a health officer resident in the town said three soldiers died in the explosion.
"Three soldiers died on the spot and several others were taken to the hospital with varying injuries." Hassan said.
Al-Shabaab fighters have been carrying out attacks against government forces in recent weeks.
The group launched two deadly raids on SNA bases in Lower Jubba and Shabelle regions the last two day.
Al-Shabaab wants to impose its own radical brand of Islam on Somalia by deposing Somalia's federal government.

By Ahmed Mohamed Aden
SOMALI UPDATE ONLINE



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