Al Shabaab says kills 26 soldiers in attack on base near Kismayu

Al Shabaab said it killed 26 Somali soldiers early on Sunday when the militants attacked a military base in a village near the port city of Kismayu. 

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 03, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Nairobi: Al Shabaab said it killed 26 Somali soldiers early on Sunday when the militants attacked a military base in a village near the port city of Kismayu. 

Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab`s military spokesman, told Reuters: "This morning, we stormed the Jubaland base near Bula Gudud. We killed 26 soldiers, burnt two cars, and took three cars from the base."

Residents in the village and a Somali military officer in Kismayu confirmed the attack.