BREAKING: Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali military base near Kismayo town
Heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants have attacked Somali military base in Southern Somalia.
The fighters from the terrorist group on Sunday detonated Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) at the military camp in the town of Bar-Sanguni near Kismayo town, before engaging soldiers from Somali National Army (SNA).
According to reports, the fighting is ongoing as the militants attacked the base from different directions.
Residents near the town of Bar-Sanguni also reported a vehicle explosion targeting SNA troops on Sunday morning.
Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s government, routinely targets SNA and AU forces stationed in south and central of the country.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 by Somali troops backed by AMISOM soldiers.