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AU: Over 100 Shabab Militants Killed in Base Attack

The African Union force in Somalia says soldiers killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants who attacked a military base Thursday. Officials and residents say the militants set off a car bomb and then tried to storm the Ethiopian base in the village of Halgan, about 260 kilometers north of Mogadishu. Colonel Joseph Kibet, a spokesman for the AU force AMISOM, told VOA's Somali service that Ethiopian and Somali government troops drove back the pre-dawn assault.  "The initial...

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