Aug 06, 2018 10:09 Asia/Tehran
  • At least three Somali servicemen killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack

At least three Somali troops have been killed when members of al-Shabab, terrorist group attacked a military base near the capital Mogadishu .

Iranpress/Africa :The attack occurred in Afgoye district, located about 30 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu, on Sunday, according to Reuters.

Al-Shabab, however, has given a different account of the attack, saying 11 Somali soldiers have been killed.

The government has deployed forces to Afgoye to ensure security in the region ahead of a presidential visit.

Despite being ousted from large parts of the south and central Somalia, al-Shabab continues deadly attacks across the country, which has been plagued by war and poverty for decades.

The terrorist group aims to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu and drive out African Union peacekeeping troops. It has been engaged in militancy since 2006.


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