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Somalia: 3 killed in Al Shabab attack near Kenyan border town

MOGADISHU – Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters launched an ambush
attack on police station near Kenyan border town along Somalia.

The Al Qaeda inspired group Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 3
people during the attack on the police station in the town of
Baladhawo.

Mohamed Hussein, a policeman said the attack triggered a fierce gun
battle between Somali government forces and Al Shabaab, causing untold
number of casualties.

The forces reportedly repulsed the orchestrated attack by Al Shabaab.

Niether Somali military officials nor Al Shabaab has commented on the
latest attack near Kenyan border along Somalia.

The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group has waging insurgency for more than years.

Al Shabaab group has been driven out of many urban areas since 2011
following joint military offensives carried out by African Union
forces and Somali National Army forces.

A 22,000-strong African Union force is in the country to help the
government in fighting against the al-Qaeda-linked militants.

The still controls territory in rural areas and carries out gun
attacks and bombings on military and civilian targets in the
war-ravaged nation.

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