A military official says two African Union soldiers were killed after troops shot two suicide bombers in Mogadishu, who then detonated their explosives.
Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman for the African Union military operation in Somalia, said two suicide bombers disguised as Somali soldiers entered an African Union base on Monday.
AU soldiers shot and killed them, but two AU troops also were killed during the incident. The attack came at a base on the east side of Mogadishu's largest market, Bakara, an area that AU troops seized during offensive action last week.
The African Union troops and Somali government control a little more than 60 percent of Mogadishu. Al-Qaida-linked militants control the rest.