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18 people killed as al-Shabaab attacks army base in Somalia

Published May 20, 2019


Mogadishu - Eighteen people were killed when Islamist terrorist

group al-Shabaab attacked an army base in southern Somalia, a local

official said Monday.

Among the dead were 14 militants and four soldiers, who had been

manning the army base in Bakol province when al-Shabaab attacked with

heavily armed vehicles in the early hours of Monday, Mohamed Abdi

Toll, the governor of Bakol, told dpa via telephone.

"The terrorists attacked the army base from three different

directions before overrunning it. ... The attack is over and our

troops recaptured the base this morning, killing 14 militants," said


Al-Shabaab said on pro-insurgent radio station Andalus it had killed

10 soldiers, seized the base and looted military equipment and


The jihadist group, which is affiliated with the international

al-Qaeda terrorist network, and launches regular attacks within the

volatile East African nation.


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