Landmine blast hits Ethiopian military vehicle in Baladweyne

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Ethiopian army vehicle drove over landmine near Beledweyne in central Somalia on Wednesday.

Idale News correspondent in the town said an Ethiopia anti-personnel carrier driving through the town was damaged after it drove over landmine planted on the road.

No casualties reported so far, but the explosion destroyed some parts of the car, the driver and others soldiers on board of survived the incident, according to witness.

In the aftermath of the roadside explosion, the troops who serving under the mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) launched an operation which forced local residents to stay indoors, fearing massive arrest during the crackdown.

No group has so far claimed credit for the attack on AU troops.

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