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Militant Attack in Somalia Kills 6

An attack by al-Shabab militants on a Somali military base Friday has left six people dead and at least 18 wounded, Somali authorities said. Witnesses told VOA's Somali Service that gunmen attacked a checkpoint staffed by soldiers at the base just outside Baidoa, a town 256 kilometers or 159 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The ensuing battle claimed casualties from both sides, Somali authorities said. Also Friday, a Somali security guard was killed and four other...

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