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Dozens Killed as Somali Forces, Al-Shabab Clash

At least 15 Somali police officers were killed in a raid on a checkpoint in Afgoye, about 30 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu, officials said. Abdkadir Mohamed Nur Siidi, governor of Lower Shabelle, told VOA that heavily armed al-Shabab fighters attacked a police checkpoint overnight and briefly captured the station but were pushed back by security forces early Saturday. “They took five police cars, but security forces traced the cars and managed to secure one of them” he...

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