Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Al shabaab breifly takes town near Kenya border

Hundreds of gun-toting Al shabaab fighters have briefly retaken control of El Wak town in Gedo region, near Somali border with Kenya following a deadly overnight raid, Military said.

According to senior Somali army officers in the region, who spoke to Radio Shabelle at least four SNA soldiers have been slightly wounded in the Al shabaab attack on El Wak city.

Somali government forces were pushed out the town following a fierce battle.

Al shabaab fighters pulled out of El Wak before Somali National Army forces backed by Kenyan military retook the town on Monday morning.

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