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Al-Shabaab targets Halane base camp near Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport
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Al-Shabaab targets Halane base camp near Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab group on Wednesday attacked Halane base camp near Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport. Gunfire was heard in Mogadishu airport as Al-Shabaab militants claimed to attack the heavily guarded facility. Witnesses have confirmed to Dalsan that the shooting started at Marine gate as two heavily armed militants forced themselves inside the facility. Confirming the attack, Somali police spokesman, Abdifatah Adan two militants were shot dead after minutes of gun battle with security forces. The spokesman has not mentioned number of casuialities. Flights have been disrupted at Aden Adde International Airport following the attack by Al-Shabaab. Militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed its fighters have been involved in the attack at the airport online. Halane base camp houses a number of foreign envoys and diplomatic missions including those of the US, UK and UN. The al-Qaida linked group frequently attacks government officials in its effort to overthrow the central government and impose a strict interpretation of Islamic law.

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