30 killed in al-Shabaab attack on African Union military base
At least 30 people have been killed after gunmen attacked an African Union military base in Somalia.
The attack on the base in Leego, southern Somalia, has been claimed by Islamist group al-Shabaab, which claims that its fighters have taken control of the base and raised their black flag over it.
The BBC reports that 30 are believed to have been killed, with scores more injured.
The fighting was the heaviest ever around this area. "The al-Shabaab fighters took full control of the base and killed many soldiers," Alinur Mohamed, an village elder from Leego, told AFP.
The base was manned by 100 Burundian soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).
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