Somalia National Army (SNA) have killed at least 10 militants and injured seven others after heavy fighting in Galgudud region in central Somalia, officials said Wednesday.
Somali Army Commander, Ahmed Mohamed in the region said the security forces later took control of the Ceel-Hareri location near Galcad town east of Galgudud region completely.
“We killed 10 terrorist members of Al-Shabaab and injured 7 others after fighting with militants. We are now in full control of Ceel-Hareri location near Galcad town in Galgudud region. Our aim was to liberate the area from the terrorists and gained military achievements, it happened on Tuesday afternoon,” Mohamed said.
However, the military commander did not say whether the SNA suffered casualties in the latest battle with the insurgents who have been fighting to topple the Western-backed government of Somalia.
Al-Shabaab militants claimed victory over the battle with Somali National Army in the area, saying their fighters killed 7 soldiers during the fighting.
The allied forces have been fighting the militants in Galgudud region which is under Galmudug State in Central Somalia since early this year.
Published: June 29, 2016