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Big blast hits AU soldiers in Marko, south Somalia
[Shabelle] Witnesses say a huge blast tore through a military personnel carrier with soldiers serving for the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeeping mission in Somalia in Marko town, just 110 Km south of Mogadishu.

Local residents in Marko said they heard a loud kaboom at about 2pm on Tuesday that was targeted on AMISOM forces as they were passing on one of the streets in the city.

Details on the casualties are yet sketchy as the AU forces sealed off the area and carried out searched following the attack. The city has once under Al shabab control before the coalition forces moved in almost one months ago.
Posted by:Fred