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25 March 2017 05:41 (South Africa)

Somali police fear new suicide attacks on AU

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Not long after radical Islamists killed 17 African Union peacekeepers in twin suicide bombings at their headquarters in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Somali police say they are preparing for a new wave of suicide attacks on the AU mission. The twin bombings happened shortly after a US helicopter strike killed a senior foreign militant based in Somalia, who the Americans say was involved with al-Qaeda. The militants used stolen UN vehicles to get into the AU compound where a meeting between US, EU and Nato officials was taking place. The police believe the rebels will use vehicles camouflaged as ambulances and water tanks to carry out new attacks.

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