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Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia

  • Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked an African Union base in Central Somalia. According to media reports, 60 Ethiopian soldiers were killed in the attack. The AU mission said that the attack was repulsed and 110 al-Shabab militants were killed. Residents said that they heard a powerful bang which was followed by an exchange of gunfire. The AU mission is supporting the government of Somalia which is trying to take back control of the country from al-Shabab militants.