26 Militants were killed in Bakol Sunday and Monday (June 8th-9th) after African Union Soldiers and Somali national army attacked their positions.
Authorities confirm that there were heavy causalities but the actual figures are yet to be confirmed, Bokol Governor Mohamed Abdi Tool reported.
Al-Shabaab had launched an attack on villages and AMISOM troops and the Somali army were deployed to the area leading to a fierce fighting.
Somali troops and AMISOM lost 4 troops while the militants lost more than 26 fighters while dozens were badly injured.
Al-Shabaab attacked the village of Morogabey, 30 kilometres from Hudur prompting a deployment of government and allied troops who made incursions on their positions.
Somalia is still facing a militant insurgency after decades of conflict.
Al-Shabaab continues to control much of the country inspite of international and regional efforts to end their regime.
Limited military roles of the Kenya defense Forces have helped the militants to breed and start a blood insurgency in 2014.
KDF launched OPERATION LINDA INCHI which was a success, reducing militancy lifelines completely until KDF joined AMISOM limiting it to controversial and less proactive anti-militancy roles