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Al-Shabaab attacks military base in Bari region

Bossaso (SD) – Reports from Af-urur village in Bari region say that Al-Shabaab militants fired mortar shells at a Puntland military base in Af-urur area this morning.

About 10 mortar shells were reportedly fired by Al-Shabaab at the base, but the troops said they had repulsed the Al-Shabaab attack.

At least two soldiers have been reportedly killed in the Al-Shabaab attack on the Af-urur military base.

Witnesses told the media that sporadic gunfire could later be heard in the mountains regions near the village.

This is not the first time al-Shabaab has attacked the village, in a 2017 attack Al Shabab killed more than 40 people in Af-urur.

Al-Shabaab frequently carries out ambush attacks in parts of Puntland, including landmines and ambushes.

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