At least 7 killed in landmine attack in central Somalia

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The Ugandan army said its troops serving in the 22,000-strong African force had killed 22 al-Shabab militants. "Our fighters also attacked five other bases", Mus'ab said.

Somali police soldiers, along with African Union troops have launched an operation against Al Shabaab militants near Baidoa town, some 250km southwest of Mogadishu.

Instead, the army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, countered that the al-Shabaab must be regretting why they blundered into attacking the Ugandan bases because they suffered heavy casualties.

"They were repulsed, but all these attacks were to stop reinforcement", Ali Nur said.

The army added that four Ugandan soldiers were killed in the attack. "11 years since UPDF sent troops to Somalia's civil war, there seems to be no end plan", Former FDC party president, Dr Kizza Besigye said Monday.

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North Korea strongly opposed the annual drills and took provocative actions such as launching ballistic missiles in the past. Pyongyang has long denounced the joint drills as a symbol of Washington's hostile policy and rehearsal for invasion.

Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding two vehicle bombs outside one of their bases, Somali police, military and the militants said.

USA forces have been working with the Somali government to fight al-Shabaab for years, but under President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew York Magazine cover depicts Trump as a pig GOP lawmaker: Republicans "would be well advised to get ready" for Dem wave in midterms Tech giants brace for sweeping European Union privacy law MORE airstrikes and ground troops have significantly increased. The group attacked a peace group in Somalia.

Amisom has steadily pushed the Shabab out of major towns, but the group controls large sections of rural territory.

This article has been adapted from its original source.