Somalia: Roadside Bomb Hits AU Troops Convoy Outside Marko


A remote-controlled land-mine blast ripped through a convoy of military vehicles belonging to the African Union troops outside the southern port town of Marko.

A military vehicle destroyed in roadside bomb that went off as AMISOM convoy passing on a street in Bufow village, about 7 Km away from Marko town, capital of Lower Shabelle region.

The bomb blast followed by heavy exchange of gunfire between armed Al shabaab fighters and AMISOM soldiers. The casualty figures of the attack is yet uncertain.

On the other hand, business activities in Marko town came to standstill after several commercial centers, including money transfer companies were robbed by gunmen dressed in military uniforms.