Published On: Tue, Sep 13th, 2016

Four SNA soldiers killed in Al shabaab attack near Afgoye

At least four Somali national army soldiers are known to have been killed in an Al shabaab attack near Afgoye district, 30Km south-west of Mogadishu, sources said.

The death of the SNA soldiers happened after armed Al Shabaab fighters staged an ambush on military bases manned by Somali troops at Addow Dibille locality.

Reports said Al Shabaab launched the attack on SNA forces, in revenge for the murder of two unarmed civilians – owner of a lorry truck its driver by Soldiers.

Somali military officials did not comment on the Al shabaab attack and the alleged civilian murder outside Afgoye town, which has been the scene of raids in the past.

Al Shabaab fighters who were driven out of the capital in 2011, have shifted their war into hit and run attacks on Somali and African Union forces in southern regions.

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