Al-Shabaab operatives on Monday evening laid an ambush on SNA troop’s convoy in Bulo Barako village of bay region, southern Somalia.
Confirming on the incident, South West State officials said that the heavily armed Shebab operatives ambushed SNA troops who were escorting a convoy carrying food aid to the hunger stricken region.
Initial military reports indicate that two government soldiers died in the fierce gun battle that left nine terror operatives killed.
According to Hassan Hussein Mohamed, Minister of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of the Interim South West Administration, the soldiers fought the militants bravely though they lost two soldiers they managed to repel the militants who were after the aid supplies.
Al-Shabaab in the recent past weeks has been targeting on relief aid vehicles transporting food and other supplies; stealing the supplies and in turn giving the supplies to the Somali community to drum up support for the terror group.