Al-Shabab terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda has launched an offensive against African Union Military base in Southern Somalia 90 km South-East of the Capital Mugadishu killing about 70 soldiers and capturing the base.

Report says despite African Union Forces insistence they are still in control of the base, local residents say that the militants have managed to seize the base during the attack.

The attack on the base run by the Ugandan troops started with a suicide car bombing at the base’s gate, following heavy gunfire which lasted more than an hour.

Residents say they saw troops fleeing the base but the militants blew up a nearby bridge to prevent soldiers from escaping and that caused heavy losses among the African Union troops.Type your paragraph here.