Al Shabab attacks military base in Puntland

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Fighters of Al Shabab militants attacked Af-urur military base in Somalia’s Puntland state, where heavy gunfight with regional troops were reported.

A barrage of more than 10 mortar shells hit the base early on Sunday before fierce exchange of gunfire ensued.

Al Shabab claimed to have killed 8 soldiers and destroyed a military vehicle in the attack when regional forces trying to chase the fighters, who had launched a mortar attack, were ambushed.

Puntland government military officials said two soldiers were killed in the dawn attack without disclosing further details.

It was a week ago when the militants carried out similar attack targeting the base which was set up to prevent Al Shabab raids in the coastal city of Bosaso.

 

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