Deaths in al-Shabab attack on AU Somali base

Deaths in al-Shabab attack on AU Somali base

Gunmen have attacked the African Union’s main base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, leading to an exchange of gunfire between armed men and soldiers that left nine people killed.

Among the dead in Thursday’s attack were three AU soldiers and one civilian, the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said in a statement. At least five of the attackers were reported killed and three others were captured.

The armed Somali group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack and said they were targeting a Christmas party at the compound, which also houses embassies and UN offices…
Al Jazeera

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