Somalia: Three dead as al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeepers camp
The al-Shabab attack comes amid a protracted political crisis in Somalia and a drought crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Published On 3 May 20223 May 2022
The armed group al-Shabab has attacked an African Union mission troop camp in the Shabelle region in central Somalia, a local elder and the group have said.
“We were awoken by huge blasts early in the morning. The blasts were at the African Union mission base. Heavy exchange of gunfire followed,” local elder Mohamed Nur told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday by phone from El Baraf, about 130km (80 miles) to the north of the capital, Mogadishu.