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In Somalia Suicide truck bomb rams African troop base

A mujahid (fighter) driving a heavily loaded truck bomb rammed the Djibouti base in Baladweyne," Sheikh Abdiasis

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Somalia's army soldiers and peacekeepers from AMISOM enter the town of Barawe during the second phase of Operation Indian Ocean play Somalia's army soldiers and peacekeepers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) enter the town of Barawe during the second phase of Operation Indian Ocean October 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar)

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Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a suicide truck bomb into a military base of African AMISOM peacekeeping troops on Tuesday in the area of Beledweyne town, north of the capital, the militant group and a police officer said.

There were no immediate reports about casualties.

"A mujahid (fighter) driving a heavily loaded truck bomb rammed the Djibouti base in Baladweyne," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, said, echoing comments made by a local police officer.

Djibouti has a contingent of troops with AMISOM.

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