Soldiers killed and several wounded in Somalia blast.

At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said.The attack took place near the town of Baidoa, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu, on Sunday.Somali-based armed group so called shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Four soldiers from the southwest state forces were killed in the blast,Mowlid Mohamed,a police officer in Baidoa,told Turkey's Anadolu news agency.Four soldiers were killed and more than two others were wounded after a security convoy was targeted," he said.

The wounded soldiers were rushed to Bay regional hospital for treatment as they sustained life-threatening injuries, he added.The convoy was travelling from the village of Daynunay to Baidoa,capital of the Bay region.