Mogadishu, May 26. According to local media reports, Somali authorities reported that al-Shabaab ✱ militants (banned in the Russian Federation) attacked the military base of the African Union transit mission.
About 130 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu, a terrorist group attacked an ATMIS base of the regional army and its adjoining headquarters.
“Our base was attacked by al-Shabaab militants this morning, but we are waiting for official news from Atmis,” said Deo Akiiki, deputy spokesman for the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.
The terrorist attack led to a fierce battle that lasted several hours. Both sides suffered heavy losses, resulting in the deaths of 137 soldiers.
Earlier it was learned that the Somali army eliminated more than 40 terrorists from the Al-Shabaab group.
- ✱ – a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation
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