Published On: Thu, Dec 29th, 2016

Top SNA officer among five killed in Afgoye attack

At least five Somali government soldiers, including a senior officer were killed in a massive Al Shabaab attack on Afgoye district, about 30Km west of Mogadishu on Thursday night.

According to residents and officials, dozens of heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters have briefly seized Afgoye town, after overrunning Somali military bases overnight.

A senior Somali military commander named Ahmed Dokoti was among the soldiers killed in the daring Al Shabaab raid on Afgoye, which marks the second deadly attack since Oct.

Somali army officers said they repulsed the attack, and inflicted on Al Shabaab heavy losses during the confrontation, a claim that Al shabaab contradicts.

Last Oct, at least 8 people killed in similar attack in Afgoye, which was hit by frequent assaults by the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab militants who were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011.

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