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Al-Shabab Attack in Mogadishu Leaves 9 Dead, AU Mission Says

Nine people are dead after al-Shabab militants attacked an African Union base on the edge of Mogadishu International Airport, the AU mission said. The African Union Mission to Somalia, or AMISOM, said in a statement that al-Shabab fighters, some dressed in Somali National Army uniforms, breached the compound around midday Thursday and tried to gain access to what AMISOM called critical infrastructure. It said five attackers, three AU soldiers and one civilian contractor died in the...

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