Four Al-Shabaab militants killed in southern Somalia

Published: August 4, 2016

At least four Al-Shabaab militants were on Wednesday killed in heavy fighting between the group and security forces at Bula-Haji, 90 kilometers west of Kismayo in southern Somalia, officials said.
Spokesman of Jubbaland State, Sayid Ahmed told reporters that special security forces conducted the successful operation that led to the death of the insurgents.
“Jubbland special security forces carried out the operation at Bula-Haji location, there was heavy fighting, but our forces overpowered and killed 4 Al-Shabaab militants,” Ahmed said.
“They recovered four Ak47 rifles and a civilian bus in which they robbed from locals in this town, we will hand over the car to a female who belonged to it soon,” he added.
Ahmed did not however said if there were some casualties from the security side during the fighting.
But the group has been facing backlash from several areas in Lower Jubba region in the same areas in the past three months after Somali, African Union troops and U.S. drones conducted airstrikes and ground battle against the militants.
Source: XINHUA

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