Al-Shabaab attacks Somali army base in Beleydweyn

Al-Shabab militant group has attacked a Somali national army base in the outskirt of Beledweyn town, the capital of Hiran province.


Colonel Mohamed Amin the Somali national army commander in the area has confirmed the confrontation.


Colonel Amin said that there were no casualties on their side in the less than one hour confrontation with the armed group Al-Shabab adding that there were visible losses on the militant side.


The attacks by Al-Shabab militia group against important government targets has increased since the administration of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has announced a major offensive against the group strong hold in an effort to extend government operation outside the capital