NIGERIA: ‘ AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS KILL 7 SOLDIERS IN RETALIATION OVER US KILLING OF LEADER ‘

AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.02: Al Shabaab militants staged an attack on a military base outside the town of Baidoa on Friday morning, killing at least 7 Somali soldiers, a Somali military official said. “Al Shabaab “ attacked our base unexpectedly early in the morning today.

We lost seven soldiers,” Captain Ahmed Idow, a Somali military officer, told Reuters. The attack comes just days after the United States said it had killed the group’s chief of intelligence, Tahliil Abdishakur. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operation spokesman, told Reuters:

“We fiercely attacked the military base near Baidoa,” The militants are attempting to remove the Mogadishu government and introduce Islamic law in the country.

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