Somalia’s al-Shabab fighters have attacked African Union soldiers’ main base in in the capital Mogadishu, according to witnesses.
They reported explosions and heavy gunfire at the base on Thursday but gave no details about casualties.
Some fighters might have entered the compound, the witnesses said.
AU peacekeepers from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti – known as AMISOM – have been battling al-Shabab for years and have forced the group out of Mogadishu.
However, the fighters continue to carry out deadly attacks in and around Mogadishu.