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Insurgents Attack African Union Troops in Mogadishu

Islamist rebels have attacked African Union peacekeepers for a second straight day in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, wounding at least one soldier.

An AU spokesman says the soldier was hurt Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near an AU vehicle.

On Sunday, another roadside bomb wounded two newly arrived AU peacekeepers from Burundi.

Approximately two-thousand troops from Burundi and Uganda make up the AU peacekeeping mission, known as AMISOM. The force has been guarding key sites in Mogadishu as Somalia's Ethiopian-backed government fights the Islamist insurgency.

The insurgency began in early 2007, soon after Ethiopian forces helped the government oust an Islamist movement from power in Mogadishu and other Somali cities.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.