Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-Somalia’s Ministry of Information on Saturday evening said that 47 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and others injured after fighting between the Somali National Army, local forces and the group fighters in Ceel-Dheer town in Galgudud region.

The Ministry said in a statement that the five SNA soldiers lost their lives during the operation, while pushing them back.

Al-Shabaab claimed that its fighters killed 59 soldiers, and recovered vehicles, weapons and ammunitions. the group also displayed photos of armed vehicles, the base and dead bodies after the battle.

“The situation is calm after several hours of fighting between SNA, local forces and Al-Shabaab, the army is still pursuing the fighters, we will provide update about the casualties later”, Abdirahman Ahmed Omar, District Commissioner of Ceel-Dheer said ealier today.

Al-Shabaab carried out deadliest attacks on Somalia’s SNA bases in this region in the past two years during the offensive operation the group.

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