At least four soldiers have been killed and seven others injured in an IED attack in Wanlawayne, Lower Shabelle barely a day after 15 people among them one soldier were killed in a khat market in the same area.
Goobjoog News correspondent in the area said the attack which happened in Ali-Gaab some eight kilometres to Wanlawayne town hit a military technical which was travelling from Mogadishu to Balidogle. The US army operates a Forward Operating Base in Balidogle.
The injured have been transported to Mogadishu for treatment, our correspondent says. A heavy blast ripped through a khat market in Wanlawayne Wednesday evening killing 15 people. The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.