Somalia army kill 4 al-Shabab militants

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-05 20:53:24|Editor: huaxia

MOGADISHU, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Somali National Army on Saturday killed four al-Shabab militants and injured dozens during an operation along the high way connecting Bula Burte and Jalalaksi towns in Hiiraan region of central Somalia, an official said on Sunday.

Abdukadir Ali Nur, Army commander, told state-run army radio Mogadishu that the infantry forces rescued passengers in three civilian trucks held by the militants.

"Our forces made successful operation in areas between Bula Burte and Jalalaksi towns on Saturday afternoon, we have killed four al-Shabab militants and injured several others, we also released three trucks with passengers safely from the hands of the terrorists", Nur said.

He said that the operation was aimed at ensuring the safety of the highway linking the towns in central Somalia adding that the fight against al-Shabab militants who often carry out attacks against civilian and military vehicles will be intensified.