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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 04:32 AM

 

Islamist gunmen attack African Union base in Somalia [View all]

Source: Reuters

By Abdi Sheikh and Fiesal Omar
MOGADISHU Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:19am EST

(Reuters) - Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said.

Somali militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which lasted several hours, and said it had killed 14 peacekeepers. Witnesses reported hearing bomb blasts and volleys of gunfire through the day.

"We targeted the enemies at a time they were celebrating Christmas," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military operations spokesman, told Reuters.

In the past, al Shabaab has exaggerated the number of soldiers it has killed, while officials have played down losses.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/27/us-somalia-security-idUSKBN0K503C20141227?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter



How do we get more involved than we already are? I guarantee you that someone in the M-IC is thinking about it right now!

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