At least 10 people were killed and two others wounded on Friday when the bus they were travelling in struck a landmine in Somalia, security officials and residents said.

The victims were heading to the southern port city of Kismayo when an
explosion ripped through their vehicle as it hit what was believed to be a
landmine, local security official Mohamed Nur Dahir told AFP by

Many of the victims were taken to Kismayo for treatment, city resident
Abdukadir Mohamed Weli told AFP that.

Resident Osman Gelle, who arrived at the scene after the blast, said:
“Some of the victims were camel milk sellers from villages” near

Kismayo was a former stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group
Al-Shabaab, which frequently attacks civilian and government targets in
the country.

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