Somali Islamists claim to have killed three soldiers in blockaded town of Buloburde
Mogadishu (Harar24) – An explosion accompanied by an attack carried out by Al-Shabaab insurgents in the town of Buloburde, in Central Somalia, reportedly left several people dead and injured along with some vehicles left destroyed.
According to Al-Shabaab’s military spokesman, Abu Mus’ab Abdulaziz, the attack targeted the Djiboutian contingent under the AMISOM based in the town. He claimed that they killed three soldiers and injured others after detonating two IEDs simultaneously and clashes in the town in the early morning of Wednesday.
On the other hand however, a spokesman for the Djiboutian troops in Buloburde, Col. Ibrahim Baghdadi who spoke to the media, confirmed that despite the occurrence of the IED explosions and the attack only three soldiers were injured, denying that any were killed.
The town of Buloburde situate in the province of Hiran, was a former stronghold of the Al-Shabaab movement before the takeover of the town by Djiboutian forces a few months ago. The town has since come under repeated attacks by the militants who have also placed blockades on major routes leading to the town, causing many residents to leave the town.