Fifth Ied Attack in Kismayo Claims One Life

Kismayo — Sierra Leone troops under the mandate of AMISOM were targeted in a roadside bomb attack in the southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday, Garowe Online reports.

The improvised explosive device (IED) targeted a Sierra Leonean military convoy that was traveling on a main road in Kismayo on Saturday.

It is unknown how many AMISOM casualties resulted in the blast, however one civilian was killed reportedly by an African Union forces’ stray bullet.

This is the fourth IED attack on AMISOM forces in Kismayo this month. Jubaland authorities stated that they are investigating the attack and would inform press on any leads.

A group opposed to Jubaland state allegedly receiving support from Mogadishu has allegedly been carrying out attacks in Kismayo.

Three journalists were injured by stray bullets after an explosion in the coveted port city of Kismayo on Wednesday. According to security analysts, the insurgency’s attacks have led more civilian casualties than allied forces.


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