Somali government forces kill 30 Al-Shabaab militants
The Somali government army said on the 4th that the government army killed 30 extremist “Al-Shabaab” militants in the lower Shabelle region of the country on the 3rd.
Somali government commander Ismail Abdi Malik told the media that Somali government special forces launched an offensive against “Shabaab” militants in Lower Shabelle, killing 30 “Shabaab” militants, and Burned out vehicles of extremist groups.
Local residents told Xinhua News Agency that the sound of “cannons roaring” came from the scene of the conflict. “Government forces attacked local ‘Shabaab’ militants, causing many casualties and vehicles being burned.”
On December 28 last year, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was hit by a severe car bomb, killing 84 people and injuring more than 150. Since then, the Somali government stepped up its crackdown on the “Shabaab” and launched an attack on Lower Shabelle on December 31 of that year, killing 20 “Shabaab” militants.
The Somali Al-Shabaab is an extremist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda. In recent years, terrorist attacks have been launched in Somalia and its neighboring countries.