Roadside Bomb Kills 7 Burundian AU Peacekeepers in Somalia

Burundian troops in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – At least 7 Burundian troops were killed and a number of others wounded when a roadside bomb explosion targeted a convoy of African Union troops in south Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region on Saturday.

Al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group Al-Shabaab said it had carried out the attack on a convoy of Burundian troops near the town of Mahadaay in the Middle Shabelle region.

AMISOM has not immediately commented on the blast, the latest in a spate of attacks targeting its troops stationed in a number of regions in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation.

At least 7 soldiers were killed and many more wounded in the blast, according to local media. An armored vehicle which was part of the targeted convoy has been destroyed by the explosion, the militant group claimed.

Similar bomb attacks have targeted convoys of African Union peacekeepers in the past outside Mahaday and nearby towns in the Middle Shabelle region.

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