Terrorism & Insurgency

Al-Shabaab militants attack security forces convoy in Somalia's Hiiraan

07 December 2017

A CONVOY of soldiers was attacked by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants on the outskirts of Beledweyn in Somalia's Hiiraan region on 6 December, Shabelle Media Network reported. Reports conflicted however on the nature of the attack, with accounts of both an ambush and a security forces vehicle triggering a landmine. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, alleging that that four soldiers had been killed. This claims could not be independently verified.

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