Dozens killed in terrorist attacks on Somali army bases

The Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group which is fighting to overthrow the UN-backed Somali government frequently exaggerates the number of troops/civilians they kill in Somalia attacks.

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Dozens killed in terrorist attacks on Somali army bases

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The commander-in-chief of the Somali military Gen Odowa Yusuf Rageh confirmed that SNA forces killed dozens of al-Shabab fighters during botched attacks on several army bases.

Speaking to the state-run media, Rageh said the soldiers defeated the terrorists who had attempted to overrun the military bases in Barire, Awdhegle, and Sabiid areas located in the Lower Shabelle region.

There were reports of a car bomb attack in Lafoole on Mogadishu-Afgoye road which Al-Shabaab has targeted reinforcement troops from the capital led by the army chief while heading to attacked areas.

Local residents in Barire town told KON that the attack began at 3 p.m. late last night with mortar shelling by the terrorists before engaging in a direct gunfight with Somali government forces.

However, the militant group said its fighters killed scored government troops and seized several military vehicles including anti-aircraft guns during the simultaneous assaults on the newly recovered villages.

The Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group which is fighting to overthrow the UN-backed Somali government frequently exaggerates the number of troops/civilians they kill in Somalia attacks.

SNA and AU forces have stepped up anti-Al-Shabab push in central and southern Somalia in recent months as militants still control swathes of rural areas and conducting terror attacks.

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