From: Berhane Habtemariam (Berhane.Habtemariam@gmx.de)
Date: Wed Dec 17 2008 - 09:20:57 EST
Somalia: Explosion Hits Ethiopian Vehicle
17 December 2008
Afgoi - Big blast targeted to the Ethiopian troop's vehicle has badly
damaged an Ethiopian vehicle in Afgoi district in lower Shabelle region, our
reporter Hasan Mayow told Shabelle on Wednesday morning.
The explosion has caused the collapse of the Ethiopian truck and other
The damaged vehicle has come out first from the Ethiopian base in Afgoi and
was passing around the Itop factory when the explosion happened.
But after the blast the Ethiopian troops have extended and strengthened the
security of that area and halted the movement and transportation of the area
where the accident happened and began search operations over there.
"Big blast has taken place at Afgoi district this morning and one Ethiopian
vehicle was badly inflicted in that zone. Witnesses told to Shabelle.
Reports from Lafole Residences also say that at least two other blasts
happened there recently.
The explosions are always targeted to Ethiopian troops by the Islamist
groups who are against to the presence of the Ethiopian troops in Somalia
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