AU Vehicle Hit By Grenade Bombs in Somalia

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Unknown gunmen, thought to be Al Shabaab militants have attacked African Union mission in Somalia-AMISOM forces’ armored personnel carrier with grenade bombings in Marka town which lies 109 km southwest of Mogadishu.

A resident told Shabelle Media in Mogadishu that hand grenades were thrown on AMISOM vehicle, travelling through Awballe areas in the coastal town of Marka, the capital of lower Shabelle region.

African Union peacekeeping forces opened fire in response to the attack in which launched by suspected Al Shabaab gunmen, causing unconfirmed casualties.

In the aftermath of the incident, Shabelle Media has contacted local authorities to comment on the attack but they declined to give further details.

Marka, a port city in the southern Lower Shebelle province of Somalia which lies 109 km southwest of Mogadishu is under control of Somalia National Army, along with African union troops.

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