Turkey not involved in Somalia al Shabaab raid -Turkish official

Reuters

ANKARA, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Turkish special forces did nottake any part in a dawn attack on a stronghold of the SomalianIslamist militia al Shaabab, a foreign ministry official said onSaturday, denying an accusation by the Islamist militia.

Al Shabaab had said British and Turkish special forcescarried out a raid in the small town of Barawe in the south ofthe country, killing one rebel. It said a British officer hadbeen killed and several British soldiers and one Turk wounded.

"No such thing has taken place," the Turkish official said.

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