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Al Shabaab terrorists attack the African Union military A base where the Ugandan forces are stationed in Somalia on Friday, clashes broke out.

It was not immediately known if there were any injuries in the attackwhich was adopted by the terrorist associated with al-Qaeda group.

a car loaded with Explosives were pushed into the base in Polo Marer, 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of capital mogadishu, leading To a gunfight, the locals and Somali military The commander told AFP (AFP).

forefront-government Forces backed by the African Union force Known as ATMIS launched offensive last August against Youth movement waging rebellion in fragile horn of African country for more From 15 years old.

ATMIS said the Polo Marer camp had been attacked attack at 5 a.m. (2 a.m. GMT) by al-Shabaab fighters.”using Vehicle-mounted improvised explosive devices and suicide bombers.”

Reinforcements from the aviation unit ATMIS and allies succeeded in destroy arms in possession of She added that “the retreating youth fighters” in a permit.

the attack target Uganda soldiers positioned in Somalia as part of Uganda People’s Defense Forces spokesman Felix Kulaigye told ATMIS in statement, adding that military He was “checking” the details.

ATMIS system with a capacity of 20,000 personnel force he have more offensive from its predecessor known as Amisum.

the force He is drawn from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya, with deployed forces in Southern and central Somalia.

that it goal is delivery over Security responsibilities of the Somali army and police by 2024.

Al-Shabab claimed via Its communication channels that it invaded the base and caused a large number of them of injuries.

But Somali military Commander Muhammed Yeru Hassan said the attackers were repulsed and that was the case back back to normal now.”

“The terrorists were forced to retreat and flee,” Hassan told AFP by phone.

Al-Shabaab is known to exaggerate allegations of battlefield gains in Propaganda, while governments of troop-contributing countries to the African Union force Scarcely confirm injuries.

attacks on Army rules in isolated parts of Somalia is difficult to verify independently.

“Everything is being done to control the situation,” said ATMIS.

Retaliatory attacks

Last year, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud launched the “All-out war” on Militants, Somali crowd help flush out members of ultra group He described it as a “bed bug”.

In recent months, the army and militias known as “Makawesley” have recaptured large areas of province in Center of troubled country in Operation supported by ATMIS and US airstrikes.

US Africa Command on He said on Monday that he was pregnant out strike the previous weekend in kneeling in Southern Somalia, and those preliminary assessments indicated that no civilians were harmed.

Despite the gains made by the proponents-government forces, the militants continued to strike with fatal force against civilian f military Objectives.

In the bloody youth attack since offensive Launched, 121 people were killed in October in two car Explosions in the Ministry of Education in Mogadishu.

In a report to the UN Security Council in In February, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said 2022 was the deadliest year year for civilians in Somalia since 2017, by and large result of Youth attacks.

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