(Xinhua) -- African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
said its forces Wednesday thwarted attempts by the Al-Shabaab
militants to attack its base in Hiran region in south-west
The AU mission said the insurgents who
have been fighting the Western-backed government retreated after
incurring losses and injures in an attempt to attack the base
“At around 03:00 today, Al-Shabaab
fighters attempted an attack on our base in Jalalaqsi
district, approximately 140km south of Beletweyne town,”
said the AU mission.
“Our troop’s quick reaction repulsed
the Al-Shabaab militants who retreated after incurring
losses and injuries to their fighters,” it added.
AMISOM, which crossed into the Horn of
the African nation in 2007 and which has troops comprised of
soldiers from Uganda, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Kenya and Ethiopia
have been registering a string of successes against Al-Shabaab
militia who had seized much of the central and southern Somalia.
The group which has teamed up with
global terror network Al-Qaeda is now vowing an all-out war in
AMISOM and Somalia government bases.