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Burundi says 10 Troops Killed After Al-Shabaab Attack

Cardinal African peacekeepers were killed in Tuesday's attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on an continent brotherhood (AU) representation in Somalia, Burundi's blue aforementioned Wednesday.

Twenty-five soldiers were furthermore abraded and five-spot are nonexistent patch 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed, it aforementioned in a statement. 

 It was the fundamental tone-beginning on a peacekeeping representation on account of the AU transformation undertaking in Somalia (ATMIS) replaced the preceding AMISOM forcefulness on April 1.

AU strengths conveyed in whirlybird gunships subsequently the pre-dawn tone-beginning on a camping-ground accommodation african forces into the vicinity Ceel Baraf, a community any 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeasterly of the majuscule Mogadishu, soldierly officials and witnesses said. 

 A anesthetic soldierly commander, Mohamed Ali, told AFP on tue that the blitzkrieg began with a automobile explosive previously a tempestuous firefight poverty-stricken out. 

 A upper-level african soldierly political appointee told AFP that 400 Islamist fighters stormed the base, forcing the african servicewomen to giving ground to a within easy reach hillside where they continuing to battle royal backed by drones and helicopters.

"The provisionary strike is 45 soldiers killed or missing, including a multitude officer colonel," a african soldierly fountain-head told AFP on consideration of anonymity, patch a secondment fountain-head hardbacked up the figures. 

 Al-Shabaab claimed responsibleness for the dirty deed expression it had appropriated control of the camping-ground and that 173 servicewomen had been killed.

The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants chalk up been waging a pernicious rebellion for Somalia's delicate fundamental administration for more a decade.

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