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Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base

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At least 10 soldiers killed after a coordinated assault on an army base southwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a Somali army base southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 soldiers, the group and a military officer told the Reuters news agency.

The attackers rammed a car packed with explosives before storming the base on Monday morning.

“A suicide car bomb rammed into the base and then al-Shabab fighters stormed it. At least 10 soldiers died,” Major Ahmed Farah told Reuters from the nearby town of Afgooye.

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An al Shabaab spokesman said its fighters were behind the raid and said 30 soldiers had been killed.

The group often cites a higher death toll than official figures.

On Sunday, more than 100 members of al-Shabab raided a police station in northeast Kenya overnight, wounding one officer and making off with arms and ammunition, according to police.

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