Published On: Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016

Spokesman: AMISOM killed 8 militants near Baidoa city

The spokesman of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Col Joe Kibet said on Monday that AU troops have killed 8 militants in attack near Baidoa city.

Speaking with Radio Shabelle by phone, Kibet said Al Shabaab fighters laid an ambush on AMISOM convoy at Goof-Gaduud area, 30Km north of Baidoa town.

“AMISOM troops repulsed Al Shabaab in a surprise attack at Goof-Gaduud area, and killed 8 fighters, while 4 were wounded during the counter-fire,” Kibet said.

AMISOM spokesman said three AU and Somali soldiers have suffered minor injuries in the attack from Al Shabaab which took place near Baidoa, Baay regional capital.

Al Shabaab did not issue any statement on the attack and claim of the AMISOM spokesman.

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