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Explosion in Mogadishu kills Ethiopian soldiers

Submitted by wararka on Sun, 05/04/2008 – 11:02.

Three Ethiopian soldiers were killed in Somali capital Mogadishu after a remotely controlled land mine blast struck on their convoy was passing in Towfiq area north of Mogadishu on Sunday-eyewitnesses said.

The bomb went off on small-car on boarded by armed soldiers were guarding Ethiopian water tanker vehicle.

Some eyewitnesses told Shabelle that the bomb has partially destroyed the Mercedes-type vehicles of the Ethiopian soldiers.

Following the blast the Ethiopian troops and armed groups have exchanged a fire at the explosion scene up to 30 minutes.

The blast sound could relatively be heard in Somalia capital Mogadishu.

The fighting has stopped-up after the Ethiopian troops have returned to their army their previously left from.

Ethiopian troops supporting Somalia’s government come under frequent attack from Islamist insurgents. A joint government-Ethiopian offensive drove Islamists from power in southern Somalia in late 2006.

The Somali government has the backing of Ethiopian troops, who in 2006 helped drive a militant Islamist movement from power in southern Somalia.

Fighting between the islamic courts union fighters and pro-government forces has killed thousands of Somalis during the past 16 months. The conflict has intensified the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis.

Shabelle Media Network

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