OSINT reports from Somalia indicate heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked Bardheere airport with machine guns and mortar shells.
The militants were trying to breach into a military base belonging to the Ethiopian troops in Bardheere city's airport.
The Monday morning incident took long hours of gun battle with SNA and Ethiopian troops responding to the attack.
According to Colonel Mohamud Guhad (Tima Jilac), one of the Somali army commanders, Somali and Ethiopian troops responded killing six Al-Shabaab militants.
“SNA and Ethiopian troops repulsed the assaulters and killed six Al-Shabaab fighters in the counter-attack fire,” said Col Mohamud Guhad while speaking to the local media outlets.
During the fierce encounter, two Al-Shabaab militants were captured alive and taken to city’s police custody for debrief.
Al-Shabaab militants who are fighting for a lost course did comment about the attack.
- Al-Shabaab Attack SNA-KDF-AMISOM Base in El-Adde, Gedo, Somalia SUMMARY Suicide Bomber detonated an SVBIED at AMISOM camp main entrance SNA Troops […]
- 7 Al-Shabaab Killed in Fierce Fighting in Somalia after Attack on SNA Base in Bay Region Seven Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed on Saturday night after intense fighting […]
- KDF Troops Repulses Al-Shabaab Ambush on Jubbaland Army Base AFMADOW Somalia, March 16, 2016 Tuesday night, Al-Shabaab militants launched […]
- KDF Kills 19 Al-Shabaab Militants in a Botched Attack in Afmadow Base, Somalia KDF Operational Update in Afmadow, March 17, 2016 An update by Kenya’s […]
- Al-Shabaab Engages Government Forces in a Fierce Battle in Merca Locality A fierce battle pitting Al-Shabaab fighters and the Somali National Army has taken […]
- Somalia National Army & Allied forces Recapture a Key Town from Al-Shabaab Militants Somali government forces or SNA backed by Ethiopian troops serving with African Union […]
- Somali’s NISA Thwart Terror Attack in Hodan, Recover IEDs Somali’s NISA over the weekend thwarted a major terrorist attack that targeted […]
- Somali National Army (SNA) End Deadly Lido Beach Restaurant Siege OSINT SUMMARY On Thursday, Al-Shabaab claimed attack on Lido beach restaurant […]