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Al-Shabaab raid African Union army base in Somalia

May 27, 2023 00:00:00

MOGADISHU, May 26 (AFP): Islamist Al-Shabaab fighters attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Friday, the AU force said, without specifying if there were any casualties.

The Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group has been waging a jihadist insurgency against the central government in the fragile Horn of Africa nation for more than 15 years.

The army base in Bulo Marer, 120 kilometres (75 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu "came under Al-Shabaab attack," the AU force known as ATMIS said in a statement.

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