A spokesman for the mission of the tiny country of Djibouti said earlier of the month that the government of Djibouti promises to send about 850 soldiers to an African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia before the end of the year. Djibouti a Somali-speaking country is the only third country to contribute to the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after a series of unmet promises from a number of African nations. The troops from Djibouti, will join roughly 9,000 Burundian and Ugandan soldiers, who have been deployed since 2007 to protect the Somali government from the Al-Shabab in the war-shattered capital of Mogadishu. AU commanders say they need up to 20,000 troops to hold on to Mogadishu after Al-Shabab group have withdrawn from the capital in September.
In the meantime, heavy fighting between Somali Transitional Federal Government backed by the African union peacekeeping forces and the rebel group of Al-Shabab occurred in the capital Mogadishu last night, the battle happened at Abagedo village in Dharkenlay district.
Reports coming from the Mogadishu have said, huge remote controlled blast occurred at the area where the battle happened; killing a woman and wounding 3 others who were on a sanitation campaign. This is the 5th roadside bomb that had killed sanitation women in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu.