(Mogadishu) Eight Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed during a gun battle with Somali troops on Saturday night near Bay region in south west Somalia.
Local officials revealed that a couple of soldiers from Somalia’s National Army were also killed during the overnight gun battle with the Al-Qaida-linked terrorists. Hassan Hussein Mohamed, minister in charge of rehabilitating militias in South West State, confirmed the death of the Eight Al-Shabaab Terrorists.
“They were killed during an operation that lasted several hours near Qansah-dhere town, while six officers from the Somalia National Army were also injured.”
Abdulle Ibrahim, a senior military officer in Qasahdhere told the local media that the fighting began after Somali government forces launched a security operation in the Qasahdhere area,
“Our forces conducted security operation in the area where al-shabaab militants was, at least 8 people both from al-shabaab and two Somali army members has been killed during the fighting , the wounded people were rushed to Baidoa city hospitals for treatment”