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Roadside Bomb Hits Ethiopian Convoy in Beledweyne, Central Somalia

Roadside Bomb Hits Ethiopian Convoy in Beledweyne, Central Somalia

Beledweyne — A powerful landmine blast has on Sunday morning hit Ethiopian military convoy in Somalia central volatile city of Beledweyne, located 332 Kilometres (206 miles) north of Mogadishu.

As residents confirmed to the independent Shabelle Media Network stations in Mogadishu the blast went off as Ethiopian convoy snaked its way through to eastern Hawo Tako residence for landmine detection early on Sunday, causing unconfirmed casualties.

In the aftermath of the blast, the Ethiopian forces have reportedly conducted operations in the area. But it was immediately unclear where they made arrests over the incident.

On December 31, 2011, the Transitional Federal Government backed by around 3,000 Ethiopian army troops attacked the city, capturing it after hours of fighting with Al shabab militants.

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