Somalia: Al-Shabaab Raids Jubbaland Army Base Near Kismayo - 3 Soldiers Dead

Al-Shabaab militant group

Al-Shabaab said it has carried out an attack against Jubbaland forces' military base located on the outskirt of Kismayo, the regional capital of Lower Jubba province on Tuesday. The attack has left at least three regional state force members dead, while dozens wounded, according to a statement released by the Al-Shabaab militant group.

The ambush which occurred Baarka village led to a deadly gunfight between the militants and Jubbaland troops who managed to repel the attack and secured their base's control. The authorities in Kismayo say the state forces have inflicted losses on Al-Shabaab attackers, denying claims that 3 soldiers on their side were killed in the confrontation.

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