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Somalia: Al Shabab Kills Four, Injures Three

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At least four soldiers were killed and three others injured early Sunday when al-Shabab militants attacked an army checkpoint in central Somalia, according to a police official.

Hiiran Police Commander Col. Issak Ali Abdulle said the attack occurred in Kalabayr, a strategic road junction some 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away from Beledweyne town and about 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) from Fer-Fer, a town at the border between Ethiopia and Somalia.

Al-Shabab claimed it killed six troops in the attack.

The injured soldiers were taken to Beledweyne town for treatment, the police commander added.

Since last week, al-Shabab has briefly overrun army checkpoints in Bulagudud, Beled-Hawo, El-Wak, and Kalabayr.

Earlier this month, at least two people were killed in a suspected al-Shabab suicide bombing at a busy restaurant in Beledweyne town.

Beledweyne, 345 kilometers (214miles) north of capital Mogadishu, is the regional capital of Hiran. The town is also a base for African Union troops from Djibouti and Ethiopia.

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