AMISOM Troops Repulse Al-Shabaab Terrorists Targeting Military Base

Wednesday, at around 03.00 hrs, AMISOM troops managed to take a quick reaction repulsing Al-Shabaab militants who attempted to breach entry on their base.

Before dawn, over 50 heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters attempted to attack to AMISOM base in Jalalaqsi district, about 140 kilometers south of Beletweyne.

AMISOM scouts spotted them and alerted the other unit soldiers and several meters to the base, the militants were met with gun fire forcing them to retreat in different directions.

AMISOM lauded its soldiers for engaging the Islamist Al-Shabaab saying 17 were killed, guns including A 47 rifles,  RPGs recovered from them. Several others fled with gun injuries.

 

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