Somali National Army kills 14 al-Shabaab militants in Middle Shabelle region

Somali National Army kills 14 al-Shabaab militants in Middle Shabelle region

Mogadishu (UNA-OIC) – At least 14 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured on Tuesday morning after heavy fighting erupted between the Somali National Army (SNA) and the group fighters in Bal’ad town, in the Middle Shabelle region, about 30 kilometers north of Mogadishu.

Speaking to Somali National News Agency (SONNA), Spokesman of the Somali Ministry of Information Ismael Mukhtar Omar said that one SNA soldier was killed and seven others injured during the battle in and outside the town early in the morning.

“SNA forces foiled terrorist militants’ attempt to overrun key administrative positions of Bal’ad town in Middle Shabelle region early this morning. Our SNA forces killed 14 Al-Shabaab militants and injured several others and pushed them back, he said, adding the situation in Bal’ad is now calm and under full control of the Somali National Army.

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