Al Shabaab Taunts the US

Separate attacks in Somalia have targeted a US special forces base in the town of Baledogle and a European military convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. The al-Shabab armed group claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack at the Baledogle base located in the Lower Shabelle region, about 100km (60 miles) west of Mogadishu. No immediate casualties from the attack, which involved twin vehicle-borne bombs, were reported. Al-Shabab said its fighters stormed the base after using a car bomb to blast through its gates. The US Mission to Somalia denied al-Shabab fighters penetrated the camp’s defences, saying Somali security forces repelled the attack.


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