At least five Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in a military vehicle explosion near their base in Mogadishu’s Tawfiq district.
Ethiopian soldiers were patrolling near a water tanker in Mogadishu’s Tawfiq district, when their military vehicle was hit by a road-side bomb killing at least five and wounding dozen others, Press TV correspondent reported.
The tanker was also heavily damaged by insurgents’ heavy gunfire.
Meanwhile, several members of Somali Parliament have stepped down from office in protest against Mogadishu’s full support for Ethiopian soldiers in the country.
Somalia has been without an effective central government since President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991.
Years of fierce clashes between fighters and an inability to deal with famine and disease have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands people.