Published On: Sat, Dec 10th, 2016

Somalia: Allied forces raid Al Shabaab near Kismayo

African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Somali National Security Forces (SNSF), along with AU soldiers have conducted an operation in Al shabaab base, northwest of Kismayo town.

AMISOM said the allied forces backed by foreign troops have launched a dawn operation in Caba area, which is located northwest of Kismayo, to clear an Al Shabaab training comp.

In a Twitter post, the AU mission said the joint operation saw the arrest of seven Al shabaab militants, and destroyed 1 IED factory, while several weapons, ammunition and chest racks were seized.

“This was an important operation because it prevents Al Shabaab from planning and  conducting attacks against the Somalis in and around Kismayo town,” said AMISOM.

Al shabaab has said it botched the organized joint attack on its base near Kismayo.

The latest news from Kismayo indicate that at least four AMISOM soldiers died in a roadside bomb struck their convoy as they they retuning to the city after the anti-al shabaab operation.

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