Thursday, June 8, 2017

Al-Shabab Militants Storm Somali Base Killing 70



BBC: Al-Shabab fighters storm military base in Somalia

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has carried out a major assault on a military base in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

Its fighters killed 61 government troops and seized 16 vehicles in the dawn raid, the group said.

A Puntland government minister has denied the high death toll, but did not give separate casualty figures.

The al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out several big attacks on military bases in Somalia.

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More News On Today's Al-Shabab Attack On A Somali Base

Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens -- Washington Post
Al-Shabaab fighters kill dozens in attack on military base in Somalia -- The Guardian
Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens -- Washington Post
Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base -- AP
Shabaab overruns base in northern Somalia -- Long War Journal
Al Shabaab kills 38 in Somalia's Puntland: military -- Reuters
Casualties after al-Shabab attack Puntland army base -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Al Shabab was not strong in Puntland in previous years.

Are they shifting, because they feel pressure elsewhere?