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Al-Shabaab attacks government forces in Bal’ad town

Storyline:National News, Security

Al-Shabaab militants attacked government soldiers at a checkpoint in Bal’ad town Tuesday morning, sources said.

Witnesses said that early Tuesday morning the militants attacked a security checkpoint which is located at the west of the town, where militias killed three soldiers and one civilian identified as Ahmed.

The soldiers were reportedly new in the area having arrived a week ago, sources added. There was no immediate comment from the local administration. 

The incident comes barely a week after  Al-Shabaab killed soldiers in Hiilweyne camp in Balcad district and other two residents who own a restaurant near the base.

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