At least 10 Somalian soldiers were killed as a result of a land-mine explosion in the province of Lower Juba in the country's south, a local radio station reported on Monday.A military vehicle, carrying the country's troops, was blown up by a bomb in the area of Bula Gaduud, the Dalsan FM station reported. As a result, 10 soldiers were killed and dozens were injured.
The Al-Shabab radical Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, according to the news outlet.
Somalia's Al-Shabab is widely considered to be the most active affiliate of the al-Qaeda terror group (banned in Russia). The movement has been waging a battle against the country's government and is impeding the humanitarian work of the United Nations.