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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A heavy fighting broke out between African Union troops from African Union force and Al-Shabaab militants in Dinsor district of the Bay region on Monday.
Monday’s battle erupted after militants fired mortar attack on Ethiopian military base in the district, a local resident, who asked to be anonymous said.
He says the skirmish resulted in deaths and injuries, amid a severe drought in south and central towns of Somalia.
Al Shabab – an al Qaeda – linked group says it had killed several soldiers in the clash.
There was no immediate comment from African Union mission over the claims.
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