Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town

May 1, 2016 3:32 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers.

Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters stormed Runirgod, in the Middle Shabelle region, setting off a suicide car bomb before launching a major attack from three directions on Sunday morning.

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