Blast kills at least 2 Ethiopian Liyu Police officers in south Somalia


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – A roadside explosion targeted Ethiopian Liyu Police officers in the town of Washaqo in south Somalia’s Bakol region killing at least 2 soldiers, Caasimada Online news website reported on Tuesday.

At least 5 others wounded in the blast, which comes weeks after dozens of Ethiopian soldiers were killed in militant attacks on military bases along Somalia’s border with Ethiopia.

No one has immediately claimed responsibility, but the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab often carries out similar attacks.

Liyu Police paramilitary forces have opened fire after the attack, but no civilian casualties have been reported.

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