Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy

Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an…

Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu. No casualties were reported in either attack, U.S and Italian officials said. Twin vehicle-borne bombs at the Baledogle base, where Somali forces and Ugandan peacekeepers are also housed, were followed by small arms fire, a security source and Somali police said.

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