Mogadishu: Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed yesterday by a blast just outside the capital, Mogadishu, militants and an army official said.
Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed a military pickup truck carrying the generals and their seven bodyguards near Dhanaane village just outside Mogadishu. .
Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operation spokesman, identified the slain generals as Omar Aden and Abdi Ali. — Reuters