Somalia: AMISOM troops destroy al-Shabab vehicles in foiled attack

Somali and the African Union forces on Friday destroyed two al-Shabab explosive vehicles and foiled a suicide bomb attack at the AU mission’s base in Barawe city, about 270kms southwest of Mogadishu.

The Somali government said the Somali National Army (SNA) and Ugandan soldiers who are part of AMISOM successfully blew up the two vehicles laden with explosives that were intended to be used in a suicide attack on the base.

“No Ugandan or Somali troops were killed or wounded during the operation,” the ministry of information said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesman Richard Karemire had earlier said the Ugandan contingent thwarted efforts by the militants to overrun the AU base.

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Source: News Ghana