Somalia: Al-Shabab militant base attacked
Islamist fighters in southern Somalia say Western forces have launched a night-time raid on one of their bases.
The militant group al-Shabab told the BBC "white soldiers" had arrived by boat at the port of Barawe and rebels had repulsed them, losing a fighter.
No-one has admitted the attack. US and French special forces have carried out raids in Somalia in recent years.
Abdirahman Koronto from the BBC's Africa Service said al-Shabab leaders were known to frequent the city of Barawe.
- 5 October 2013
- BBC News