Al-Shabab attack kills 4 African Union soldiers in Somalia


Somalia’s al-Shabab terror group on Sunday launched an attack on a base for African Union troops in the country’s south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire.

Four other Ugandans were injured, Karemire told The Associated Press. At least 22 of the attackers were killed and the rest were repelled, he said.

Local sources said a massive blast was heard in the Bulomarer district, some 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Mogadishu, and fighting broke out after dozens of heavily armed al-Shabab militants stormed the base.

The attack started in the morning when two suicide car bombs exploded at the entrance to the heavily fortified base in Bulo-Marer, an agricultural town in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, said Somali army Col. Ahmed…

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