Al Shabaab Militants Attack Two Somali National Army Bases

Leave a Comment
Advertisement pool

Al Shabaab militants attacked two military bases belonging to the Somali National Army early on Saturday morning, witnesses and the militants said.

Al Shabaab Militants Attack Two Somali National Army Bases

Al Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is made up of Islamist militants who have waged years of attacks and levied tolls on trade in a campaign to introduce strict religious law.

There was no immediate official comment or details on casualties but one military officer in the army confirmed the attacks.

SEE ALSO  Drama as Young Men Storm School and Beat Up Female Teachers in Broad Daylight Over a Girl

“We are on the way as reinforcement,” Ahmed Abdullahi told Reuters by phone, adding that the attacks occurred at the Bariire and Awdhigle bases.

The bases, located about 100 km (60 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu, were struck by two explosions, the witnesses said.

A third explosion targeted a convoy of troops rushing to the bases from the capital after the attack, they added.

The al Shabaab said it had launched a vehicle borne suicide bomb attack on the Bariire base while simultaneously attacking the nearby Awdhigle base with a car bomb and fighters, to prevent troops stationed there from reinforcing Bariire.

SEE ALSO  JJC Skillz Finally Turns Himself To The Police ,Naira Marley & Others Yet To Comply

“We overran Bariire base, burnt three military vehicles and took two vehicles,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s for military operations, told Reuters, referring to a brief occupation of Bariire.

He confirmed that a third vehicle borne explosive device hit a convoy of government troops racing from Mogadishu with reinforcements.

Reuters

SEE ALSO  Adekunle Gold & Simi Will Soon Drop Joint Album
Advertisement pool


Published on: April 3, 2021. at: 08:33
  • POST VIEWS 338

  • Be the first to comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.