AMISOM withdraw base near Mogadishu after Al Shabaab attack

African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia also known as AMISOM have withdrawn from three bases outside Mogadishu.

The withdrawal comes just days after Al Shabaab attack on Lego which is 90 kilometer to Somali capital Mogadishu left over 60 Burundian troops who are part of AMISOM operation in Somalia.

The African Union troops vacated Lego,Daynile and Torotorow bases which they previously occupied.

There is no comment from AMISOM concerning the main reason behind the withdrawal which some believe might be tactical.

Al Shabaab which has intensified attacks against the Somali National Army and AU peace keeping forces targets has vowed to increased attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.

There are over 22000 African Union peace keeping troops in Somalia which have pushed Al Shabaab out of key strategic areas in the south and central Somalia for the past years.