Al-Shabab, which controls vast swathes of land in Somalia’s south and central regions, frequently attacks security forces and civilians. File photo: AP
Al-Shabab, which controls vast swathes of land in Somalia’s south and central regions, frequently attacks security forces and civilians. File photo: AP

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack on African Union base in Somalia

  • Heavily armed militants storm base of peacekeeping mission and violent clashes broke out
  • Somalia, situated on the Horn of Africa, has been plagued by violence at the hands of al-Shabab for years

Al-Shabab, which controls vast swathes of land in Somalia’s south and central regions, frequently attacks security forces and civilians. File photo: AP
Al-Shabab, which controls vast swathes of land in Somalia’s south and central regions, frequently attacks security forces and civilians. File photo: AP
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