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At least 10 Somali soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack

Militants rammed a car packed with explosives into a Somali army base southwest of the capital

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Al-Shabaab militants rammed a car packed with explosives into a Somali army base southwest of the capital on Monday and stormed inside, killing at least 10 soldiers, the group and a military officer said on
Monday.

“A suicide car bomb rammed into the base and then al-Shabaab fighters stormed it. At least 10 soldiers died,” Major Ahmed Farah told Reuters from the nearby town of Afgooye.

An al-Shabaab spokesman said its fighters were behind the raid and said 30 soldiers had been killed. The group often cites a higher death toll than official figures.