The Al-Shabaab armed group attacked a border town and ambushed a Somali military base killing 10, Reuters reported. Balad Hawo, a Somali border town near Kenya was attacked by Al-Shabaab using a suicide car bomb, a fierce gun-battle with Somali forces then erupted. “We were awoken by a suicide car bomb this morning and then fierce battle followed,” Major Mohamed Abdullahi said. “We lost at least 10 soldiers. We chased Al-Shabaab out of the town. We killed seven militants,” he continued. Al-Shabaab claimed that they killed 24 Somali soldiers. Read: Al-Shabaab raids leave 15,000 civilians displaced “Al Shabaab captured the military base, the police station and most part of the town,” a local shopkeeper said. “But still we hear heavy exchange […]
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