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Al Shabaab Militants Attack U.S. Military Base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack which targeted an American military base in the Lower Shabelle region on Monday.

A Somali official confirmed reports of an attack on a U.S. base in the country on Monday. Yusuf Abdourahman, a security official with the Lower Shabelle regional administration, told The Associated Press that a suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the gate of a military airstrip that serves as a base for U.S. and Somali forces.

He said a burst of gunfire could be heard across the base after the bombing, suggesting an ongoing attack on the facility.

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