A member of the Ugandan Special Forces belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), takes part in an operation to clear a building in the town of Barawe October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Tobin Jones/AMISOM Photo/Handout via Reuters
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Dozens of soldiers were killed Friday when Somalia's Al-Shabab insurgents overran an African Union base, witnesses said, describing intense fighting which left corpses strewn on the ground.The military outpost was manned by some 100 Burundian soldiers who are part of the 22,000 strong African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).Earlier on Friday AMISOM confirmed the attack but gave no further details as to possible casualties.A Shabab spokesman claimed the militants had taken control of the base killing "dozens," and had raised their flag and seized weapons.
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