MOGADISHU (SMN) – Somali troops killed 16 Al-Shabaab members in a counter offensive in Middle Shabelle region, the state media reports.
The militants were killed after attack on military bases belonging to Macwisley and SNA troops in Huurwaaye and Boodaale near Nur Dugle.
The state media reporting that 3 soldiers lost their and 7 wounded as they fend off the attackers.
AlShabab is yet to release statement regarding the government claims.
The militants are encountering multi front war from government and allied local militias in Galgadud, Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions.
It lost dozens of villages since the all-out offensive started in August this year.