Somali African Union base striked by bomb

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The African Union base in the city of Beledweynbe, Somalia, was struck by a bomb attack.

Witnesses report a car rammed the front gates, blew up and then gunmen came in. The spokesman of the al-Shabab group, a group related to al-Qaeda, said the group was responsible for the attack.

The car was driven by a suicider bomber whose job was to open the gates and clear it from anyone near, then, gunmen came in and started shooting at people. Ten people are reported dead.

“…The situation is now under control”, said the senior police commander Col Abdulkadir Ali from the local police force.

The al-Shabab were also responsible for the attack of the Westgate shopping center las Septmber, which killed 67 people in a four day stage.

 

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