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Extremists attack African Union base in southern Somalia

April 1, 2018 1:17 PM
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali military officer says heavily armed extremist fighters have launched an attack on an African Union military base in southern Somalia.

Col. Ahmed Hassan said the attack started Sunday morning when two suicide car bombs exploded at the entrance to the base and then armed fighters on foot tried to enter the heavily fortified base in Bulo-Marer, an agricultural town in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

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