Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Five Soldiers killed in Gun attack at army checkpoint

At least five soldiers serving with Somali National Army (SNA) are confirmed killed in a massive Al Shabaab attack at military checkpoint near Balad town.

Tuesday’s attack occurred after Al Shabaab fighters staged a gun assault on the SNA checkpoint in the outskirts of Balad city, 30KM southwest of Mogadishu.

The ambush has sparked heavy gunfight between militants and Somali army forces that has led to the deaths of the five SNA members, a witness reported.

The local security officials  did not say a word on the attack against SNA checkpoint near Balad town in middle Shabelle region by Al Shabaab militants.

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