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Al-shabaab raids SNA military base in Barawe

Storyline:National News

Fierce fighting has erupted between Somali National Army (SNA) troops and Al-Shabaab fighters in Barawe town, Somalia.

Al-Shabaab fighters riding pick-up trucks and using rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a military outpost at Amrabesso, just 10 kilometers east of Barawe town on Sunday night.

“Al-Shabaab fighters attacked troops stationed at Amrabesso area near Barawe city and several fighters from Al-Shabaab were also killed in the attack,” said a local resident.

Barawe district commissioner Hussein Barre Mohamed said that the national army killed at least three Al-shabaab fighters in the repelled attack.

“Three assailants died as the attack was repelled,” he said.

Al-Shabaab did not comment on the attack, but the militants have previously staged several deadly attacks on army camps in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia.