Published On: Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

Al Shabaab detains 20 Elders in central Somalia

 

Al Shabaab militants apprehended nearly twenty people, after a gunfight with armed clan militiamen who attacked a militant stronghold in central Somalia.

The mass arrest took place at Luq Jelow area located just 20Km west of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan, about 350Km north of Mogadishu on Saturday morning.

The incident came after heavily armed Clan Militia fighters attack Al Shabaab base in Luq-Jelow, in a revenge for beheading of a well-known traditional elder.

Al shabaab accuse the detained elders for links of the overnight attacked on its base in Luq Jelow village, according to a Somali MP Dahir Amin Jesow.

The lawmaker says at least three Al Shabaab members died in the last night attack.

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