Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Al Shabaab retakes Gofgadud following deadly battle with SNA

Hundreds of gun-toting Al Shabaab fighters have retaken full control of the southern strategic town of Gofgadud, located some 35 north of Baidoa city after engaging deadly battle with Somali Govt troops.

The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants moved in the district and seized the administrative headquarters and  police station, where they hoisted their black banners, according to local residents.

At least 4 SNA soldiers are reportedly killed, and scores wounded in the warfare in Gofgadud, a town that has changed in hands between Al shabaab and Somali government troops backed by AMISOM in the past.

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