MOGADISHU, Somalia

Two Ethiopian peacekeepers were killed and four others wounded in a bomb blast in southern Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

A vehicle carrying Ethiopian peacekeepers part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was targeted in Garbaharey town in southwestern Gedo region, according to a local police official.

“The attackers used an improvised explosive device to target Ethiopian soldiers based in Garbaharey. Two Ethiopian peacekeepers were killed and several other people, including soldiers and civilians, are being treated in hospital,” police officer Nour Bashir told Anadolu Agency over the phone.

Garbaharey, the capital of Gedo region, is located

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