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Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy | Rueters
Source: Combatting Terrorism Center

Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy | Rueters

Somali insurgents mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.  Twin vehicle-borne bombs at the Baledogle base, where Somali forces and Ugandan peacekeepers are also housed, were followed by small arms fire.

“The security forces stopped this ultimately failed attack due to their alertness and swift response, not allowing the attackers to breach the outer defensive perimeters of the base,” the U.S. embassy said in a statement. No casualties were reported in either attack, U.S and Italian officials said.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-attacks/twin-somali-attacks-hit-u-s-special-forces-base-italian-convoy-idUSKBN1WF0ZD

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