Mogadishu: A Somali official
on Wednesday said that an explosion has killed eight people
travelling in a minibus in southwestern Somalia.
Abdullahi Ibrahim Ahmed, an official in the Gedo
region, said today that the explosive went off late yesterday.
Somali government troops have been fighting Islamist
insurgents for months where the bomb exploded. It was not
clear if the explosion was caused by an older land mine or a
newer roadside bomb planted by insurgents.
Somalia has been mired in violence since 1991.