Al-Shabaab Terrorists kill 15 Somalian Security forces

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Mogadishu: Heavily armed al-Shabaab fighters attacked army bases overnight in the town of Afgoye in southern Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, 30 kilometres south of Mogadishu.

The assailants ambushed security posts manned by military and police personnel in Afgoi town overnight on Friday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.

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A senior military commander, Ahmed Yare, said, “We have lost a number of our soldiers, and several others were injuredSomali security forces also killed as many as 30 militants in the fighting, said Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Siidi, governor of Lower Shabelle region where Afgoi is located.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on the pro-insurgent website Somalimemo, claiming it killed more than 20 Somali soldiers and police officers.

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