Eight Somalian soldiers killed in an ambush by Al Shabaab terrorists in the country’s south
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Somalia’s extremist rebels have killed at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, said a military official.
Two other soldiers are missing after an attack on a military convoy traveling between the towns of Afoye and Wanlaweyn in Lower Shabelle region, Col. Ahmed Hassan said Thursday.
Somalia’s al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaida, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The extremist group said it killed at least 25 soldiers, a claim dismissed by the Somali military.
Al-Shabab fighters often attack troops traveling on the major roads between the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and nearby regions.
The latest attack comes after Somalia´s intelligence agency said it seized nearly 80 tons of sulfuric acid, preventing the chemical from being smuggled into territory held by al-Shabab, which would have used it to make explosives. Several people involved in the smuggling have been arrested, according to the intelligence agency.
Source: Daily Mail