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    Somalia: 2 soldiers killed in army base ambush

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    At least two Somali soldiers were killed and several others wounded in an attack by Al-Shabaab terrorists on an army base in the Middle Shabelle region today, an official said, Anadolu Agency reports.

    Terrorists attacked a military base and checkpoint on the outskirts of the Mahaday district, according to Abdirahman Mohamed Osman, a police officer in the Middle Shabelle region.

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    “They killed at least two soldiers and wounded several others. The army also killed several terrorists,” he told Anadolu Agency over phone.

    Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the assault, saying its fighters bombed military targets and then engaged in a gunfight with Somali soldiers.

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    READ: Somalia: Al-Shabaab terrorists attack military bases

    A military official in the area told Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity that a convoy of military officials was targeted in a roadside bomb blast.

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    He confirmed that there were casualties in the attack, but did not specify the number of dead or injured.

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    According to Jubaland State officials, the Somali military killed at least 10 al-Shabaab terrorists in an operation in the Lower Juba region.

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