Somali national army repulses Al-Shabab raid in Awdhigle

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Somali’s military has repulsed Al-Shabab raid on Somali National Army stationed in Lower Shabele region.

Locals spoke to the media said that Al Shabab launched an attack on Awdhigle town on Wednesday night triggering heavy fighting between the army and the militia.

Al Shabab reportedly raided the base with mortar shells before the fighters attempted to storm the base from various directions.

Military officials who confirmed the attack said the Somali army’s vigilance led the fighters to retreat.

The casualties of the attack is not known.

Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility of attacking the base in a statement saying it has overrun the base and killed several soldiers

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