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Somalia: Bombing kills 4 soldiers

Al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab claims responsibility for attack

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 12.04.2021
Somalia: Bombing kills 4 soldiers

MOGADISHU, Somalia

At least 4 soldiers were killed on Monday in a bombing in southern Somalia, a police official said.

"The attack was a remote-controlled landmine explosion and targeted security forces at the airport on the outskirts of Afmadow," Abdirahim Adan, a police officer in the Lower Juba region, told Anadolu Agency.

Somali-based al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afmadow is an agricultural town located 216 kilometers (134 miles) from the port city of Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubaland State.

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