Somalia: 14 al-Shabaab fighters killed in battle
Armed forces conducted the operation on Tuesday night, said Deputy Defense Minister Abdullah Houcine Ali.
Ali said inhabitants in the region alerted authorities about the presence of al-Shabaab fighters in the area.
During the operation, the army seized military equipment and torched several vehicles belonging to the militant group, Ali added.
Al-Shabaab has not reacted to the government’s announcement.
The Somali government has been battling the al-Qaeda-linked militant group since 2004.