Seven Al-Shabaab fighters killed in SW Somalia



Somali forces on Friday killed seven Al-Shabaab fighters during an operation near Wajid town that is located in southwestern region of the horn of African state.

Local officials told Xinhua the military’s onslaught against Al-Shabaab was carried out by an elite unit from the police and national army.

“During the latest operation, our forces killed seven Al-Shabaab militants and recovered lethal weapons. We also lost two soldiers during the combat,” said Mohamed Isak, a local administrator.

The official added that the special operation was successful, and will extend to other Al-Shabaab hideouts.

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