Two al-Shabab militants killed in botched attack in Somalia


MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least two al-Shabab bomb experts were killed after an explosive, they were setting up detonated prematurely in west of Mogadishu.

Two charred bodies were recovered at a house in Barire town, some 60km west of Mogadishu after a botched bomb attack, according to Somali National News Agency (SONNA)

SONNA published two militants died from an IED explosion when the device they were preparing went off at a house in the town.

Bariire is an agricultural-rich town lies about 60km west of Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Last month, Somali army and African Union troops seized Barire town from al Shabaab after a brief gunfight.

The town was serving as a key transit point for Al-Shabaab fighters who frequently crossed over from southern regions.

Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been fighting for more than ten years to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia



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