Mogadishu: A military convoy has been bombed in the African country of Somalia, killing 13 soldiers.
A bomb blast near the Somali state of Galmudug has killed at least 13 people, according to the International News Agency. The convoy was heading to the town of Dhasamarib, about 400 kilometers north of the capital, Mogadishu.
The al-Shabab militant group active in Somalia has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabaab has previously been involved in attacks on security forces and the killing of foreigners by taking hotels hostage.
The blasts came after the failure of emergency talks between politicians on Sunday to end the stalemate over the country’s election of a new president, which could exacerbate the political crisis.
It should be noted that voting was supposed to take place today in a country plagued by political instability and terrorism, but now it has been postponed and no new election date has been fixed yet.