So­mali blast

Otago Daily Times - - WEEKEND WORLD -

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

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