Al-Shabaab militants attack African Union peacekeepers in Somalia

January 15, 2016 9:05 AM

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Al-Shabaab militants attack African Union peacekeepers in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Heavily armed fighters from the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia on Friday, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire with peacekeepers, a Somali military official said.

Dozens of Al-Shabaab fighters started a complex attack on the military base which is run by Kenyan troops who are part of the African Union force in the town of El-Ade, not far from the Kenyan border, Ahmed Hassan told The Associated Press by phone from Elwak, a town near the scene of the latest att...

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