Somalia: Alshabab overruns Puntland military base near Bosaso town

June 2, 2018 ( – Heavily armed Alshabab fighters launched an offensive on Puntland military base at the suburb of Bosaso town routing the soldiers there in disarray after an exchange of fire.

According to Alshabaab sources, the group captured 8 battle wagons and 7 vehicles destroying one battle wagon.  Alshabaab also claimed killing 7 soldiers of Somalia’s Puntland autonomous state.

In another development, the Alqaida-linked group have killed more than 60 government soldiers at Moqokori village of the Hiran region in Somalia after several hours of fighting.  They had also seized a military depot.

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