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At least 30 killed in al Shabaab attack in Somalia – Security official

The insurgents used car bombs in the assault on a military base in Galmudug’s Wisil town, located in central Somalia.

• This triggered a fight with government troops and armed locals, Major Mohamed Awale, a military officer in Galmudug told Reuters.

An estimated 30 people died on Sunday when Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab group launched an attack in a town in the country’s semi-autonomous state of Galmudug, a security official said.

The insurgents used car bombs in the assault on a military base in Galmudug’s Wisil town, located in central Somalia, triggering a fight with government troops and armed locals, Major Mohamed Awale, a military officer in Galmudug told Reuters.

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Thirty people, including 17 soldiers and 13 civilians, died in the fighting.(Reuters )

“They attacked the base with two car bombs and fierce fighting that lasted over an hour followed,” he said.

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