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2 SNA Officials Wounded Middle Shabelle Roadside Bomb
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2 SNA Officials Wounded Middle Shabelle Roadside Bomb

At least two Somali National Army (SNA) officials have been wounded in a roadside blast in middle Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The two Somali National Army (SNA)officials were wounded after their vehicle run over a roadside bomb between Bala’d district and Qalimow. The two officials were identified as Yassin Abdi Tohow and Nur Dhere were on their way to Galoley area where Al-Shabaab militants set on fire two trucks transporting goods to Mogadishu this morning (Friday). No group has claimed responsibility for attack but al-Qaida affiliated group Al-Shabaab have carried out similar attacks in Middle Shabelle. On Wednesday the militant group killed 19 people travelling on a minbus between Jowhar and Bal’ad in Middle Shabelle region. For more than a decade, Al-Shabab has been fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally recognised government. The al-Qaeda-linked armed group used to control most parts of the country but, since 2011, its fighters have been pushed out of most large towns and cities including Mogadishu. However, it has continued to carry out deadly suicide bombings and assassinations in the capital and its surrounding areas.