MOGADISHU Islamist Militant group al Shabaab say their fighters made a successful assault on a military a base belonging to Ethiopian troops on a peace mission.
The group rammed a suicide car bomb inside Halgan base and reportedly killed 43 African Union Peacekeepers from Ethiopia. According to a statement from al-shabaab press officer Abdiasis Abu Musab, fighters blasted and destroyed the gate and parts of the base before overrunning the camp and driving out Ethiopian Troops.
“Our fighters stormed the Halgan base of AMISOM,” Musab Told Reuters adding that “several” al Shabaab fighters died, but did not give a number.
AMISOM has not yet responded to the claims.