Somalia’s al Shabaab militants kill 17 in attack on military base outside capital

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Somalia’s al Shabaab fighters attacked a army base outdoors the capital utilizing automotive bombs and weapons, killing 17 troopers and taking management of the bottom and a close-by city, the group stated, whereas residents and officers confirmed the incident.

“After morning prayer immediately, two Mujahideen rammed into Barire army base with suicide automotive bombs. We killed 17 troopers and took seven technical autos,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s army operation spokesman advised Reuters on Friday.

Barire is 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Mogadishu.

Ali Nur, the deputy governor of Decrease Shabelle area the place Barire is situated, confirmed the preventing however gave no extra particulars on casualties.

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