Somali National Army (SNA) have killed several Al-Shabaab fighters and recovered weapons during a raid on the group’s training camp in the outskirt of Dinsoor in southern Somalia.
8 AK47 rifles with 550 rounds (7.62mm), 1 PKM gun with 60 rounds of ammunition, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) with 10 grenades as well as one hand held radios were recovered, according Dinsoor district commissioner, Ibrahim Mohamed Aden.
“The firefight that ensued resulted in the killing of several terrorists with no casualties on SNA. 8 AK-47 rifles, one rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and assorted ammunition were recovered after the incident,” Adan said.
Adan said the troops also killed a junior-level Al-Shabaab commander who is believed to have been in-charge of the group.
He said the soldiers started patrolling the area to flush out Al-Shabaab terrorists following tips off from the public.
Somali troops have been fighting with Al-Shabaab nearly a decade.
Despite losing the control of many in the hand Somali forces back by African Union troop, the group is capable of carrying attacks on military barracks, government and hotels.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed four people Saturday in the Somali capital.
A vehicle packed with explosives detonated near bluesky restaurant which is not far away from a prison run by the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in Mogadishu.
“We targeted the security forces and officers of the underground Jilaow cell who were there,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al-Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters.