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Al-Shabab Attack Kills 20 Somali Soldiers

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Al-Shabab Attack Kills 20 Somali Soldiers

Voice Of America

By Harun Maruf

At least 20 Somali government soldiers were killed and 18 others were wounded when al-Shabab raided a military base south of Mogadishu, security sources told VOA Somali.

The sources said militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the El-Salin military base followed by an infantry attack in the early hours of Sunday.

The militants briefly took over the base, a regional official told VOA Somali.

A spokesman for Somali special forces said the militants attacked the base “in large numbers.”

Read more: https://www.voanews.com/africa/al-shabab-attack-kills-20-somali-soldiers