At least 10 Burundian soldiers were killed and 25 others injured after Islamist al-Shabab militants attacked their base in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region, the army said.
An army spokesperson said five other soldiers were missing.
“Twenty terrorists of al-Shabab group were also killed during the attack,” the army statement said.
The insurgents say they killed 173 Burundian soldiers and took full control of the military base.
But officials have not confirmed the takeover of the camp by Al-Shabab militants.
African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki along with Turkish authorities and Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye condemned the attack.