US gov’t: No soldier was killed in Baledogle attack

The government of the United States (US) said there were no SNA causalities following an al-Shabaab attack on Balidogle base on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

In a statement, the U.S ambassador Donald Yamamoto said the security forces stopped this ultimately failed attack due to their alertness and swift response.

The ambassador condemned the attack saying the forces have repelled the attackers to breach the outer defensive perimeters of the base.

“The United States condemns the attacks today in Baledogle and Mogadishu. We commend the Somali security forces who repelled the attack against the Somali National Army (SNA) Base in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle region,” a statement from the embassy read in part.

Ambassador Yamamoto said the security forces suffered no injuries during the attack.

“We are thankful that there were no SNA causalities between the multiple attacks,” he said.

He affirmed his government’s strong commitment to the people and government of Somalia and to assist collective efforts to degrade terror groups.