The Somali military killed nine terrorists and wounded 13 others in a military operation against terrorist group al-Shabaab in lower Shabelle, southwestern Somalia, the army announced on Wednesday.
Somali National Army (SNA) radio said they “conducted a planned operation in the villages of Shaamagare and Rayaqle located between the towns of Awdhegle and Bariire,” adding that the army also seized weapons.
The operation came a day after the army liberated two strategic villages in the Gedo region.
The al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group has yet to comment on the army’s claim.
However, the group said that on Tuesday it killed a senior military official in a bomb blast targeting a military convoy on the outskirts of Garbaharey, capital of the southwestern region of Gedo.
It has claimed responsibility for many recent attacks on civilians and troops in the Horn of Africa country.
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