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NAIROBI - Al Shabaab said it killed 26 Somali soldiers early on Sunday when the militants attacked a military base in a village near the port city of Kismayu.
Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military spokesman, told Reuters: "This morning, we stormed the Jubaland base near Bula Gudud. We killed 26 soldiers, burnt two cars, and took three cars from the base."
Residents in the village and a Somali military officer in Kismayu confirmed the attack.