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Militants Attack Somalia Peacekeepers' Base

Somali militant group al-Shabab has attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Witnesses reported gunfire and explosions Thursday at the Halane base, a fortified structure on the edge of the Mogadishu airport.  The base is also home to a United Nations office and foreign embassies. Al-Shabab said it targeted a Christmas party at the base.   A government official who asked not to be named told VOA's Somali Service that at least seven...

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