12 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabaab attack: officials

A file photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows Somali Al-Shabaab fighters. A Standard Eight pupil is being held by anti-terrorism police in Nairobi after he was rescued from an Al-Shabaab cell that is recruiting students, highlighting a development that has shocked the security system. AFP PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The attack occurred early Friday at a military base in the Yaq-Bariweyne area.
  • The Al-Shabaab is fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government in Mogadishu.



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