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Somali Extremists Attack AMISOM Base and Northern Kenya

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Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for shooting dead a Somali intelligence officer in Mogadishu, for ramming a suicide truck into an AMISOM base in Beledweyne and for killing at least 12 people in northeastern Kenya, all in less than 24 hours.

By Reuters,

Somalia’s Al Shabaab militant group rammed a military base with a suicide truck bomb, shot dead an intelligence officer and killed 12 people in a Kenyan border town in a series of strikes over 24 hours, the militants said on Tuesday.

The group, which once ruled much of Somalia, wants to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu and drive out African AMISOM peacekeepers made up of soldiers from Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia and other African nations. Continue reading Somali Extremists Attack AMISOM Base and Northern Kenya