Published On: Tue, Oct 11th, 2016

Al Shabaab fires mortars at AMISOM base in Hiiraan

Al shabaab has launched an overnight mortar attack on military base belonging to Ethiopian forces serving with the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Hiiran region.

Local residents, told Radio Shabelle that Al shabaab fighters have fired 3 mortar shells on  Ethiopian army base in El Ali area, a small town located just 70Km west of Beledweyne city.

Confirming the attack, EL Ali administrator Yarow Abikar Ali, said Ethiopian forces came under mortar bombing late last night, but resisted the Al shabaab militants’ attack.

Reports of the casualties on Ethiopian forces from the mortar shelling remain unclear.

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