Italian military convoy targeted by car bomb in Somalia


An Italian military convoy was targeted by a massive car bomb in Somalia.The attack was captured on a dash cam as the convoy drove through the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia In the footage a large truck can be seen travelling up ahead along what appears to be an isolated road Another vehicle, a silver mini-van, pulls out of a junction on the right-hand side of the screen before joining the track which is flanked by pylons Suddenly there is a loud bang and the military vehicle becomes engulfed by a blaze of fire which appears to have originated from the joining vehicle Soldiers in the truck can be heard shouting as plumes of smoke surround the vehicle The attack was captured on a dash cam as the convoy drove through the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia, as a silver mini-van pulled out of a junction on the right-hand side Suddenly there is a loud bang and the military vehicle becomes engulfed by a blaze of fire which appears to have originated from the joining vehicle The truck’s bonnet falls to the ground outside and the windscreen becomes covered in debris, which is where the video ends RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Shocking moment a California woman, 31, holding a handgun Boy, 14, is shot by ‘an off-duty Hong Kong cop’ at close. Share this article Share The truck’s bonnet falls to the ground outside and the windscreen becomes covered in debris, which is where the video ends Several Somali civilians suffered minor wounds but no one was seriously injured during the attack Photos posted later of the four-wheeled tactical truck, an IVECO Light Multirole Vehicle, showed it had come out relatively unscathed Photos posted later of the four-wheeled tactical truck, an IVECO Light Multirole Vehicle, showed it had come out relatively unscathed The jihadists were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 by government forces but they still carry out attacks including suicide bombings against government targetsA Somali security officer claimed that EU advisers who had been training the national army were in the envoy  The attack took place on September 30 was one of two in Somalia claimed by insurgent group al-Shabaab  The second targeted the US special forces base in the town of Baledogle which is often used to train the Somali army’s counterterrorism units It was hit by a bomb attacked before a a flurry of small weapon fire. It is believed that the increased action has been prompted by increased airstrikes in the country after Donald Trump declared the south an ‘area of active hostilities’ soon after taking office   The jihadists were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 by government forces backed by 20,000 African Union peacekeepers but they still carry out attacks including suicide bombings against government targets   IVECO Light Multirole Vehicle: The seven-tonne tactical truck IVECO Light Multirole Vehicles are especially developed to reduce the threat of IEDs and landmines The four-wheeled tactical truck weighs around seven tonnes. The IVECO manufacturing facility for the trucks is in Bolzano, Italy, but around 2,600 of them have since been sold to eight European armed forces including Croatia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Spain, Norway and Britain The trucks can reach a reach speeds of up to 130km per hour and use modular armour packs to achieve the desired protection level for each operation They are most frequently used for carrying out patrols or escorts but can also be used in casualty evacuation operations   IVECO Light Multirole Vehicle weighs seven tonnes and is employed by nine European countries

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