At least 10 militants were on Tuesday killed and 7 others injured after heavy fighting between the group and the Somali National Army at Ceel-Hareri location in Galgudud region in central Somalia.
Somali Army Commander, Ahmed Mohamed in the region told reporters the forces took control of the Ceel-Hareri near Galcad town east of Galgudud region completely.
“We killed 10 terrorist members of Al-Shabaab and injured 7 others after fighting with militants, we fully control of Ceel-Hareri location near Galcad town in Galgudud region, our aim was to liberate the area from the terrorists and gained military achievements,” Mr. Mohamed said.
The commander did not comment on whether they were casualties on the SNA side or not so far.
Al-Shabaab militants claimed victory over the battle with Somali National Army in the area.
It said their fighters killed 7 soldiers from government’s SNA during the battle.
In Galgudud region under Galmudug State in Central Somalia, Somali National Army backed by the African Union Peacekeeping Troops’ Ethiopian contingent is fighting with Al-Shabaab there.
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