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District commissioner and other officials killed in Shabaab attack in Bay region

Monday August 17, 2020

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A district commissioner and four other people were killed Monday in a military base attack by the militant group in Bay region.

Goofgaduud district commissioner Buray Isak Ali was killed in the Monday morning attack when the militants ambushed a military base and seized it briefly.

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The militants were however overpowered and forced to withdraw following military reinforcements, sources said.

Somali army radio confirmed the death of four soldiers adding two others were injured.

The attack comes few hours after the militant group killed at least 16 people in a hotel attack in Mogadishu Sunday evening.

The death toll in the Elite Hotel attack which lasted for about five hours has risen to 16. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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