Somali soldiers kill 7 al-Shabab in southern region

Somali security forces killed seven members of al-Shabab militants on Thursday in an operation in Garbaharey, a town in Somalia’s southern region of Gedo, a government official confirmed on Friday.

Adam Abdi Hirsi, the operational commander of Garbaharey, said that the army got intelligence of the militants’ presence in villages near the town.

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“Our forces advanced to areas where the militants were hiding and we killed seven al-Shabab fighters during a fierce confrontation with the militants,’’ said Hirsi.

The latest incident came amid sustained operations by Somali army against al-Shabab fighters in central and southern regions.

The militants are still in control of the rural areas, conducting ambushes and planting landmines.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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