Four Ugandans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on African Union military camp in Somalia- The New Indian Express


The Islamist Al-Shabaab have been fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government in Somalia since 2007. | AFP

MOGADISHU: Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said.

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

“The heavy blast struck the base before fighting broke out. We are hearing the militants used a minibus loaded with explosives to make their way in before the heavily armed confrontation started at the camp,” said local security official Ibrahim Abdilahi.

“There was…

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