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AU, Somali forces kill 35 Al-Shabaab militants

IANS  |  Mogadishu 

At least 35 militants have been killed and several others injured after an exchange of fire between Somali national army, backed by forces, and the militants in Somalia's town.

One Somali soldier was killed and two others injured during heavy fighting with the militants overnight, told reporters on Monday.

"Our forces killed 35 militants and injured several others after defeating the enemy who attacked the town," Ali said, reported.

"We have collected their bodies to bury now."

"We had prior intelligence that the terrorists are going to attack us and this caused more casualties on the enemy side," he said.

has not yet commented on Ali's statement.

The group, however, claimed to have carried out mortar attacks on bases of the and the Mission in (AMISOM) near Barawo, a town in the same region.



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First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 03:00 IST