Somali army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

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File: Al-Shabab fighters

FilePhoto: Al-Shabab fighters

Somali National Army (SNA), said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

The SNA said in a statement on Sunday that al-Shabab terrorists tried thrice to launch an attack on the army base in the Bay region but the troops successfully repulsed them and instead killed 24 terrorists.

The army added that its forces recovered weapons used by the al-Shabab to kill and maim people during an operation that was conducted after the foiled terrorist attack.

Diinsoor district, a strategic town, is approximately 100 km from Baidoa and is located on the border of Bay where the army has strong defensive units.

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Meanwhile, SNA says it has captured al-Shabab base in Orshe village about 50 km east of Dhusamareb, the capital city of Galmudug state.

The special forces Gorgor carried out the operation in the early hours of Sunday when the terrorists suffered a huge loss.

Xinhua/NAN