Saturday, July 16, 2016

Somali: Soldiers killed by terrorists

(Mogadishu) Officials in southwestern Somalia said two Kenyan soldiers and one Somali soldier were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants ambushed their convoy in the Gedo region.

Regional military officials said the ambush began with a massive roadside explosion which destroyed a Kenyan military vehicle, killing the two Kenyan soldiers and wounding others. Al-Shabab fighters then fired on the convoy and exchanged heavy gunfire with Kenyan and Somali National Army soldiers. The Somali soldier died after being hit in the chest by shrapnel.