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Egypt denounces Al-Shabab attack on African Union mission in Somalia

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Jul 2017
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A file photo of African Union Peace Mission in Somalia (Photo:Reuters)
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Egypt denounces “in the strongest terms” the militant attack that took place on Monday against the African Union mission AMISOM in southern Somalia, killing 24 people, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The foreign ministry expressed its condolence to the Somali government and the families of the victims. 

Earlier on Monday, the Al-Shabab militant group ambushed a convoy of the African Union mission forces in southern Somalia, killing 23 AMISOM soldiers and one Somali soldier.

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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