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Jihadists attack U.S. Baledogle training base in Somalia

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 30 2019 Sep 30, 2019 September 30, 2019 6:26 AM September 30, 2019 in News
Source: BBC

LOWER SHABELLE, SOMALIA - Jihadists have attacked a military base where U.S. soldiers train commandos in Somalia.

Locals report heavy blasts and gunfire at Baledogle airport in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

The al-Shabab militant group is claiming responsibility for the attack, saying they used a car bomb to blast through the gates before sending their fighters inside. 

Military officials say the jihadists have been pushed back.

In a separate incident, an Italian military convey has also been attacked in the capital, Mogadishu. 

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