A Somali soldier stands guard next to the site where Al-Shabab militants carried out a suicide attack against a military intelligence base in Mogadishu on June 21, 2015. AFP/MOHAMMAD ABDIWAHAB
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Al-Shabab insurgents killed 15 Somali soldiers and retook a town northeast of the capital Mogadishu Sunday, just one day after it had fallen to government forces, the military said.The Islamist group, which wants to topple Somalia's Western-backed government, said it had killed 32 soldiers in the assault. Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al-Shabab's spokesman for military operations, said its fighters had killed 32 soldiers and captured three vehicles.Last week it attacked a Somali government military base and killed five soldiers near the northwestern town of Baidoa.
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