14 Al-Shabaab killed in attack on town near Mogadishu: army

Somali soldiers patrol in a pickup truck near the site where Al Shabaab militants carried out a suicide attack against a military intelligence base in Mogadishu on June 21, 2015.

Photo credit: Mohamed Abdiwahab | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In a Twitter message, Ministry of Information spokesperson Ismael Mukhtar Omar said there was an ambush but that the Somali National Army (SNA) recaptured the town.
  • However online media affiliated with Al-Shabaab claimed the militants overran the town, reportedly killing dozens of SNA soldiers.



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