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AP

Mogadishu; Death toll rises to 16 in a suicide attack at a military base in Somalia today. Over 30 other injured in this attack.

The military base is located in southern Somalia’s port city of Kismayo.

Somali military commander Muse Ali stated; “the suicide bomber was a Somali army officer who joined the military from Al-Shabaab.”

16 killed after terrorist attacked on military base, but the situation now is under control.”- added Muse Ali.

Reports Stated that; Al-Shabaab terror group are the mastermind behind this attack.

Those who witnessed the incident said, that the Somali forces and African Union squad arrived at scene and closed down all the roads to the military base which was attacked by the insurgents.

AMISOM (African Union Mission to Somalia) said; three of its trainers were injured in this attack. Two suspects who were arrested are being interrogated by Somalia National Security officials.

It is not clear yet as in how the suicide bomber gained access into the military base.