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Heavy fighting as al Shabaab seizes KDF base in Somalia

Al Shabaab militants have reportedly seized a remote military base from KDF soldiers serving in the African Union force during an early morning attack on Friday.

The group, which once ruled much of Somalia, wants to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu and drive out the peacekeepers made up of soldiers from Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia and other African nations.

“Two mujahideen rammed suicide car bombs into the base in Kulbiyow town before storming it. After hand-to-hand fighting, we have taken over the base,” said Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operation spokesman.

More to follow….

 

Source: REUTERS

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