Al Shabaab was not immediately reachable for comment. Abdias Abu Musab, the representative of "al-Shabaab", said that the incident killed 14 of the group of fighters and 59 AMISOM troops.
Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding two auto bombs outside one of their bases, Somali police, military and the militants said.
After that, a large number of militants opened fire, hiding behind trees. But it still retains a strong presence in the regions outside the capital.
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Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists on Sunday launched an attack on a base for African Union troops in the country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brig. Four Ugandan soldiers were killed, the army said.
The Somali-based group of Al Shabaab has denied that any fighter of the group had been killed or injured in the raids.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 by Somali troops backed by AMISOM soldiers.
"This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces in combined counter-terrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region", it added.
The attack began with a two-car bombing followed by an nearly four-hour battle between peacekeepers and al-Shabaab, according to Sgt. Omar Abdi of the Somali National Army, who spoke to Anadolu Agency by phone.
Jason Mohammad will lead West Indies after the big guns - Brathwaite, Gayle, Lewis - chose not to travel. "It was a tough day". He added 75 for the third wicket with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed , who scored a 22-ball 38 with a six and four boundaries.
During his three day visit, Bach also met with North Korea's Sports Minister and National Olympic Committee chairman Kim Il-guk. North Korea's ruling party newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, carried a front-page photo of the meeting on Saturday.
Pregnant Zara Phillips curtseys to Britain's Queen Elizabeth at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain. Meghan and Harry were also missing from the service at the chapel where they'll tie the knot next month.
By forgiving their criminal records, Brown eliminates the grounds on which they could be targeted for removal from the country. But Brown calls this lawsuit a "publicity stunt" by the administration as it continues to push Trump's "America First" agenda.
Wilcox also shared with E&E News a statement by Justina Fugh, EPA's senior counsel for ethics, on Pruitt's rental agreement. The condo was also reportedly used by Pruitt's daughter in 2017 while she worked as an intern at the White House.
It was that same SC squad that spoiled the Bulldogs' chance at an unbeaten season, beating them 62-51 in the SEC tournament final. When the last day of the women's basketball season arrives, Mississippi State will be on the dance floor once again.
The U.S. and South Korea have resumed joint military exercises after halting the drills during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The drills usually begin in February or March, but were delayed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 7 by Rosenblatt. (NASDAQ:ROIC) on Tuesday, February 27 with "Hold" rating. Finally, Smith Asset Management Group LP boosted its holdings in Apple by 5.3% in the second quarter. (NYSE:SAVE).
It sounds like Markle, who used to run lifestyle website The Tig , and Prince Harry are pretty hands-on customers. Meghan Markle will have her favorite peonies surrounding her when she exchanges vows with Prince Harry .
Magazine's source as saying that the couple is "struggling to spend quality time" and that they could be headed for divorce. In an interview with Vogue magazine in 2014, Lively shared that she and Reynolds were practically tied at the hip.
The 42-year-old presenter will also present next week's episode, the final one in the current series from Florida. He will reportedly feature in tonight's programme as part of a pre-recorded Saturday Knight Takeaway sketch.
During the Mets' 9-4 Opening Day win over the Cardinals , the team unveiled its new "salt and pepper shaker" celebration. The Cardinals return to action on Saturday afternoon with game two of their three game set against the Mets in NY .
The move draws attention as it comes amid a flurry of diplomatic solutions unfolding to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue. Tsang was the only individual on the United Nations blacklist, which also included 21 shipping companies and 27 vessels.
With unanimous positive talk and critical applause, Ram Charan-starrer " Rangasthalam " is going great guns at the box office. Sukumar's directorial venture was premieres in almost 200 screens and earned $706,612 at the USA box office Thursday.
Credit card data was not breached either, the company said, because payment information is collected and processed separately. Under Armour also doesn't collect any government information, like Social Security numbers or driver's license information.
Both said these changes had been in the pipeline for a while now, but the Cambridge Analytica have underscored their importance. It's part of data on 50 million Facebook users that include profiles on people's personalities and psychological details.
Officials put the death toll at 64 people, including at least 41 children, and said 25 of the 76 injured were hospitalized. Sergei Tsivilyov, who has been Tuleyev's deputy since March, has been appointed acting governor, the Kremlin said .