10 Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in southwest Somalia

Mogadishu, Dec 9 (IANS) The Somali army killed at least ten Al-Shabaab terrorists and injured several others on Thursday during fighting in Goof-Gaduud area near the southwestern town of Baidoa town, an army commander said.

Gen Ibrahim Yarow told reporters the army and South West State forces repulsed the terrorists and recovered weapons during the fight, Xinhua reported.

“Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked our base here early Thursday, then heavy fighting broke out and we repelled them. We killed 10 Al-Shabaab fighters and wounded several others. We lost some soldiers and the situation is calm at the moment,” Yarow said.

According to the sources, five government soldiers were killed in the attack.