Roadside Blasts Target Ugandan AU Military Convoy in South Somalia

AMISOM troops in Somalia
FILE - Burundian African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers travel on armored vehicle as they leave the Jaale Siad Military academy after being replaced by the Somali military in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 28, 2019.

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Blasts hit convoys of Ugandan African Union troops near the coastal town of Marka in south Somalia.

A truck carrying supplies for the Ugandan peacekeepers struck a roadside bomb at Bufow-Ba’ad area in the Lower Shabelle region on Tuesday.

It came after a similar explosion targeted Ugandan convoy near El-Waregow area outside Marka on Monday.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for both attacks, claiming to have killed a number of soldiers and destroying two military vehicles.

Exact number of casualties has not been immediately known and AMISOM has yet to discuss if there were casualties as a result of the explosions, which come amid surge in insurgency attacks targeting its troops in Somalia.

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