US 'strongly condemns' Shebab attack on Somalia AU base

Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu that left four other suspects dead on December 26, 2014The United States “strongly condemns” a Shebab attack that killed three soldiers and a civilian at African Union headquarters in Somalia, the State Department said Friday. The assault, launched by the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Mogadishu on Thursday, killed three soldiers from the union’s local peacekeeping mission known as AMISOM, and a civilian contractor. “These individuals sacrificed their lives in an effort to bring lasting peace and stability to Somalia,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. “The United States strongly condemns the December 25 attack,” she added.

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