At least three Somali soldiers were wounded Sunday in a roadside blast on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu.
Police said the soldiers who were in a convoy were injured when their vehicle ran into a landmine in Hanta Dheer location in Daynille district within Mogadishu.
“I can confirm that three soldiers were wounded during the attack. They vehicle was also damaged by the explosion in Hanta Dheer,” an officer who requested anonymity told Xinhua.
A resident also confirmed the incident to Xinhua noting the explosion caused panic early Sunday.
“A huge blast went off in Hanta Dheer this morning. We were scared it was a heavy bomb explosion but learnt that the military were attacked as they travelled by,” Ahmed Nur said.
The Somali security officers later cordoned off the scene and launched a major manhunt for the suspects behind the incident.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which comes barely a week after a convoy from African Union was hit in a similar attack in the same area.