Al Shabaab attack army base in southern Somalia, casualties reported

Al Shabaab has attacked a government army base in southern Somalia with two car bombs and gunfire. BBC journalist Farhan Jimale said the military admitted there were casualties on both sides, but gave no figures. Earlier today, local media reported a suicide car bomb explosion followed by heavy gunfire reported in Awdheegle district in Lower Shabelle region. “We heard a huge blast and learnt that a military base was hit by a car bomb but we don’t know additional information,”  Dahir Hassan, a local resident, told Radio Garowe on the…

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