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    At Least 50 Kenyan Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on Base in Somalia

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    Al-Shabaab militants attacked a military base with a peacekeeping contingent in southern Somalia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 50 Kenyan soldiers were killed when militants attacked a military base in Somalia, Xinhua news agency reported Friday.

    Earlier it was reported that Shabab militants attacked a military base with a peacekeeping contingent in southern Somalia.

    According to Reuters, the gate to the military base was rammed by a truck driven by a suicide bomber terrorist. After crashing the gate, militants entered the base and began fighting.

    Al-Shabaab seeks to overthrow the Somali government and impose a strict version of Islam in the country. It has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Somalia and at the border towns of Kenya. Somalia has been mired in a conflict since 1991 when a civil war broke out.

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