UN envoy condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia

On its side, the Al-Qaeda-linked terror group claimed victory over the battle, saying it killed 47 soldiers and seized weapons, including artillery and ammunition. KON could not independently verify this claim.

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UN envoy condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The UN envoy for Somalia James Swan has strongly condemned terrorist attacks on several military bases near the capital Mogadishu that left dozens of soldiers and militants dead.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the assault in Barire and Awdhegle, which began with a car bomb, followed by an hours-long gun battle with the Turkish-trained Gorgor forces.

In the statement, Swan denounced the “senseless attack” and expressed his condolences to the families of the gallant soldiers who lost their lives in service, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.

Somali military commanders say at least 76 militants were shot dead and ten captured alive during the gunfight started at 3:00 A.M. late on Friday night after heavily armed extremists stormed the SNA bases.

On its side, the Al-Qaeda-linked terror group claimed victory over the battle, saying it killed 47 soldiers and seized weapons, including artillery and ammunition. KON could not independently verify this claim.

The Horn of Africa nation has suffered a number of brutal terrorist attacks, many of which took place in Mogadishu, the seat of the government, and western diplomatic missions which are under AMISOM guard.

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