AMISOM forces ambushed in Lower Shabelle’s “road of death”
Mogadishu (Harar24) – A convoy carrying AMISOM officials landed in an ambush near the settlement of Idow Jalad in the Lower Shabelle Region.
The ambush occurred today noontime as the officials were travelling from the city of Yaq Bari Weyne to Lego both in the Lower Shabelle Region
According to several reports, the convoy came under intense fire as they landed in the ambush believed to have been set up by Al-Shabaab fighters.
Sources furthermore suggest that five soldiers belonging to the AMISOM forces were killed in the ambush and one military vehicle damaged, however the reports could not be verified.
Our reporter in Lower Shabelle attempted to contact the AMISOM commanders in the area, they confirmed the ambush, but refused to give any comments regarding casualties.
The particular road that was used by the AMISOM forces today is known to be hotspot for Al-Shabaab ambushes and activities. Since last year, Al-Shabaab forces have ambushed AMISOM forces in this area which has become known as “the road of death”. It comes as a surprise and as much of a shock that AMISOM forces continue to be ambushed in this road.