Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Credit for Mortar Attack On AU Base in Mogadishu

Several mortar shells landed at the heavily fortified Halane base camp which houses AU forces headquarters in Mogadishu on Sunday evening. A source within the facility told Radio Shabelle the shelling hit the facility and that there were a number of casualties.

The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility noting it fired 9 mortar shells. The attack comes barely two weeks after a similar one in March.

A foreign national was reportedly injured in the shelling.

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