At Least 6 Somali Soldiers Killed in Militant Attack


voOfficials in Somalia say al-Shabab militants have attacked a Somali government military base, killing at least six soldiers.

Authorities say the insurgents attacked the base in Laanta Buur, 40 kilometers south of Mogadishu, from two directions early Monday.

Several military vehicles were seized in the assault, officials say.

The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in place against Somalia, which has been mired in conflict since civil war broke out in 1991.