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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Somali militants kill at least three soldiers in roadside blast

(Medeshi)- Al Shabaab kill three soldiers in southeast of the capital.

 Reuters -Somali Islamist militants detonated a roadside bomb on Tuesday southwest of the capital Mogadishu when a military vehicle was passing and killed at least three soldiers, a military officer and the rebel group said.

"A roadside bomb hit one of our military pick-ups. So far we know three soldiers died," Captain Farah Nur told Reuters, adding the death toll could rise. He said the blast took place near a village about 17 km (10 miles) from Mogadishu.

A spokesman for the Islamist al Shabaab group claimed responsibility.