Somalia & international security partners kill 39 Al-Shabaab militants
The Somalian armed forces alongside their international security partners retaliate against al-Shabaab following Sunday's Mogadishu attack.
39 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed by Somalia's army in retaliation to an attack they conducted in Mogadishu earlier this week, according to Radio Mogadishu on Monday.
The Somalian armed forces (SNA), citing Mohamed Tahalil, the SNA ground forces' commander, revealed that Somalia, with the support of its international security partners, conducted the operation in remote settlements of the Harardhere district, citing SNA’s ground forces commander.
On Sunday, Al-Shabaab carried out an attack on the Banaadir regional administration's main building in the country's capital, Mogadishu.
According to media reports, a car bombing initiated the attack, followed by heavy gunfire. Three explosions shook the city.
Witnesses said the huge explosion damaged nearby buildings and gunfire could still be heard near the mayor's office.
"There are some casualties but the whole area is cordoned off and we have been asked to move away by the security forces," a witness said.
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