Al Shabaab militants kill two soldiers in continued Somalia attacks


Two soldiers were killed early Sunday morning after Al Shabaab attacked two small military camps.

Despite the free and fair election of a new Somalia President, which had raised hopes of a peaceful future, Al Shabaab is continuing to carry out attacks in that country.

Even though the Somali military supported by African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces has made gains, Al Shabaab remains a threat.

Two soldiers were killed early Sunday morning in the villages of Tihsile and Warmahan, 45 and 60km west of the capital Mogadishu, respectively. This after the Al Shabaab attacked two small military camps in a close distance from the villages.

About 40-50 government soldiers were stationed in each of the two camps, the Voice of America (VOA) reported.

The two casualties were killed in Tihsile, while casualties from Warmahan are not yet known.

Later on a reinforcement convoy sent from Ballidogle military base was hit by a roadside explosion near the town of Wanlaweyn, 90 kilometres west of Mogadishu, wounding eight soldiers.

After withdrawing from the villages Al Shabaab claimed to have seized ammunition and two military vehicles.

In an earlier attack by the militants late on Saturday, two other government soldiers were killed near the town of El Wak at a government checkpoint, while a third wounded soldier was captured.


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