Islamists burns vehicle ferrying Miraa in Somalia


MOGADISHU – The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab fighters have launched an ambush attack on vehicle carrying sacks of Miraa near Golweyn town, some 95km southwest of Somali capiyal Mogadishu.

The group’s fighters intercepted the vehicle ferrying Miraa near the town after the militants opened gunfire on the vehicle, killing at least 4 people, Jama Hassan Gelle, a policeman said.

Gelle says the militants had waylaid the minbus near Golweyn and burnt down into ashes all sacks of Miraa and the vehicle.

The minibus was heading to Janale town, according to policeman.

The rebel group al-Shabab controlled areas, the consumption and selling of Miraa was banned.