35 Al Shabaab militants have been killed and scores injured after Somali National Army backed by African Union Forces outgunned the militia in Qoryoley, a town in lower Shabelle region, in southern Somalia.
One Somali soldier was killed and two others injured during heavy fighting with the militants overnight, Qoryoley Deputy Governor Abdi Ahmed Ali told reporters.
“Our forces killed 35 al-Shabab militants and injured several others after defeating the enemy who attacked the town,” Ali said. “We have collected their bodies to bury now.”
The Governor applauded citizens for collaborating with security organs in the fight against violent extremism.
“We had prior intelligence that the terrorists are going to attack us and this caused more casualties on the enemy side,” the governor said.