Over 10 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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More than 10 soldiers died on Sunday and several others were wounded when Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militants stormed a base in southern Somalia, security sources said.

The militants drove a truck loaded with explosives to the main entrance of the base in Bulogadud, about 70km from the port town of Kismayo and then attacked the soldiers.

“There was an attack on the military base in Bulogadud this morning… the initial information indicates that more than 10 soldiers were killed,” Abdulahi Mohamed, a senior security official, said by phone.

“There was a car bomb blast and gunfire followed. The forces retreated from the base initially but they later regained control,” he added.

Sources in a nearby village said the militants temporarily took control of the camp and the village.

“Some people in Bulogadud told us the militants looted the camp … they burned down everything and left,” Ahmed Mohamud, a resident said.

Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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