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Al-Shabab Blamed in AU Ambush, Suspected in Attack on Somali Forces

At least five African Union troops were killed in an ambush in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region Friday by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali. The militant group also was suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing and related attack that left at least five Somali soldiers dead near a military base in Lower Shabelle, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The ambush targeted Burundian soldiers escorting a convoy...

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