Somalia National Army (SNA) killed nine Al-Shabaab militants in an operation that occurred at an area about 35 km to Burdhubo town in Gedo region, southern Somalia.
Somali Government commander of 48 Division, Abdirahman Ibrahim Mohamed said that the operation which started on Monday evening was well planned that targeted a stronghold of the militants in the region.
“We killed nine Al-Shabaab militants, three of them senior officials in a successful operation near Burdhubo town in this area. We recovered eight AK47 rifles and one PKM during the operation on Monday; we are also in the area at the moment for further investigation,” Ibrahim said.
Such operation comes three weeks after the militants carried out major attacks on some key towns including Bula-Hawo and El-Wak in Gedo region near the Kenya-Somalia border.