Attack on African Union base in Somalia claimed by al Shabab

There have been condemnations of the attack on the African Union base in Somalia which left dozens of troops dead. Islamist group al Shabab claimed responsibility for the assault.

Witnesses said as many as 50 people were killed in Lego village, 100 kilometers (62 miles) inland from the capital Mogadishu in fighting on Friday. Some of them were beheaded. A black Islamic flag was raised over the base.

Mohammed Haji, an official in the Lower Shabelle region said that militants attacked the base entrance with a suicide car bomb before gunmen began their assault. “They managed to infiltrate the entrance after the blast, it was a complex attack,” said. He estimated that up to 25 combatants may have been killed.
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Source News: DW