A roadside bomb blast struck a military convoy carrying African Union [AU] peacekeepers in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital on Wednesday morning, witnesses and police said.

A witness, speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed to Radio Shabelle that an Improvised explosive device [IED] ripped through the AU convoy at SOS junction.

In the aftermath of the explosion, the African Union soldiers opened fire randomly at a nearby crow, killing at least 5 civilians and wounding many more others, said the witness.

There was no immediate statement from AMISOM – African Union Mission in Somalia regarding the alleged killing of the Somali innocent civilians by the peacekeepers.

Al-Shabaab has claimed the credit of the bomb attack on AMISOM convoy.