Published On: Fri, Jan 20th, 2017

Six killed, 10 wounded in Al shabaab raid on Afgoye

At least 6 people are confirmed killed, and 10 others were wounded in a daring Al shabaab raid on Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region on Thursday night.

Al shabaab militants armed with rocked propelled grenades (RPGs) and machine guns assaulted SNA military bases in Afgoye, seizing parts of the town, according to sources.

Residents say they saw heavily armed militants take up positions before storming a government checkpoint in the town.

Civilians are among those killed in last night’s Al shabaab raid in Afgoye town, while the wounded include the city’s deputy commissioner Abdullah Toogane, reports said.

Afgoye, is an agriculture-rich district located about 30Km South-west of Mogadishu has been beset by similar attacks by Al shabaab in the past few months.

More than two dozen of people, mostly soldiers and police officers were killed in several Al shabaab attacks in Afgoye district by Al shabaab in October and December, 2016.

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