Somalia: Militants raid AMISOM base in Biya Ade
BIYA ADE, Somalia- Al Shabaab fighters were reported to have raid a military base belonging to the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Biyo Ade district in Middle Shabelle region on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.
Residents said several mortars landed inside the AMISOM base after midnight before engaging in fierce gun battle that lasted for several hours.
The clashes was heard from nearby villages but it was not immediately clear the exact causalities behind the attack, said a resident who spoke to GO over the phone.
However, AMISOM officials haven’t released any statement in regard to the attacks carried out on its outpost in southern Somalia.
The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabaab group is known to intensify its terrorist attack against security forces and AMISOM troops during the holy month of Ramadan, amid increased security measures by the Federal government in the capital Mogadishu to deter possible security threats.