Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2016

Al Shabaab raids AMISOM base in southern Somalia

Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabaab have fired several mortar rounds at AMISOM military base in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region, second shelling on AU forces base in a week.

Confirming the incident, the city’s police boss Ali Aden Ali, told Radio Shabelle an AMISOM military outpost outside the town came under mortar fire from Al shabaab militants on Friday evening.

“An army base belonging to Ugandan peacekeepers serving with African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in east of Qoryoley was attacked with mortars by Al shabaab,”  said the area police chief.

He added at least two civilians sustained wounds when a mortar shell fired from AMISOM base, in response to the Al shabaab attack struck their house in Qoryoley, some 120Km southwest of Mogadishu.

Qoryoley, which is a key town in southern Somalia has witnessed frequent ambush attacks since Somali and AU forces wrested its control from Al shabaab in March, 2014.

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