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AU base in Mogadishu hit by mortar shells, Shabaab claims credit

Several mortar shells landed at the heavily fortified Halane base camp which houses AU forces headquarters in Mogadishu Wednesday evening.

Several mortar shells landed at the heavily fortified Halane base camp which houses AU forces headquarters in Mogadishu Wednesday evening.

A source within the facility told the shelling hit the facility and that there were a number of casualties.

The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility noting it fired five mortar shells.

Today’s attacks come barely barely two weeks after a similar one in March 1.

A foreign national was reportedly injured in the attack.

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