On 17 September 2009, four Islamic insurgents carried out a suicide bombing of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city, according to the Associated Press. Posing as UN personnel, four insurgents had driven two bomb-laden cars into the base. The AU said five officials from the Somali government and AU peacekeeping forces were killed in the bombing, and according to allAfrica.com, 17 soldiers were confirmed dead and 26 others were seriously wounded.

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