Al Shabaab storm African Union base in Somalia

  • The attack by the terror group saw a car bomb rammed at the defences of an AU base south of Mogadishu to allow armed militants to enter the compound - a spokesman for Al Shabaab told Al Jazeera that they killed 'scores' of people in the attack. 

Although our troops undertook a tactical withdrawal following the initial vehicle borne explosive attack, they have since consolidated and regained full control of the base.
— African Union Mission in Somalia statement