Terrorism & Insurgency

Al-Shabaab attacks military base in Somalia's Shabeellaha Hoose

29 September 2017

A MILITARY base was attacked by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants using small-arms and suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) in Barire in Somalia's Shabeellaha Hoose on 29 September, Reuters reported. Al-Shabaab claimed 17 security forces personnel had been killed during the attack and that the base and nearby town had been captured, but these claims could not be independently verified.

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