Eight Al-Shabaab fighters killed in central Somalia

At least eight Al-Shabaab militants were killed at Bud-bud location in central Somalia’s Galgudud region yesterday after fighting between the militants and Somali National Army (SNA) backed by African Union (AU) forces.

“The joint forces killed eight Al-Shabaab fighters and recovered grenades including an artillery gun which they were using. Our forces are still in the area,” SNA Commander in the region, Ahmed Mohamed, told reporters.

However, Al-Shabaab militants later claimed to have captured Bud-bud area from Ethiopian troops which are part of the AU and Somali forces, a claim which the government denied. -Xinhua


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