Somali military official: Islamic extremists overrun African Union base in southern Somalia

September 1, 2015 8:15 AM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali military official says Islamic extremists have overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia after a firefight with troops there.

Col. Ahmed Hassan said Tuesday that the attack in the small farming town of Janale started with a suicide car bombing at the base's gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than an hour.

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