Somali rebels say they killed 14 in attack on AU base




 
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December 25th, 2014  
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab attacked the main African Union peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 14 people, a spokesman for the group said. There were conflicting reports about how many have died in the attack which has now lasted for several hours. In the past, al Shabaab has exaggerated numbers while officials have played down losses. "Our fighters have entered AU's Halane base by force through the gate and now fighting is going on inside the base," the spokesman said, adding 14 of the AU contingent had been killed. ...

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