61 people have been killed in a recent north-east Somalia attack, an Al-Shabab militant group claims.
According to reports by the Al-Shaabab, dozens of Puntland Military troops were killed after the Somalia militia raided a remote military base in the Af-urur in Galgala Mountains Thursday morning.
Garowe Online reports security officers under anonymity said armed militant carried out the early morning attack and completely took charge of the base. The base is located about 60km south west of Bosaso city.
The news site also reports, a number of Puntland Military troops were captured and weapons and ammunition stored in the base stolen while battle wagons belonging to Putland security forces were burnt to ground.
According to BBC, Abdiaziz Hirsi, Puntland Security minister has confirmed the incident but denied the Al-Shabab claim of 61 deaths. He said the matter is still been investigated.
Al-Shaabab has attacked Putland before, but this attack is the worst according to BBC.