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Somali gov't repels Al-Shabaab attack


Thursday October 7, 2021

Mogadishu (HOL) - Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a Somali government base in Janaale district in the Lower Shabelle region on Thursday, according to residents.

Witnesses said a fierce gun battle erupted between the insurgents and government troops and told HOL that they expected casualties on both sides.

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The Somali government said that it successfully repelled an attack from Al-Shabaab, killing two militants in the process and seizing automatic rifles.

The attack comes just days after government forces launched an operation targeting Al-Shabaab fighters in the Janale area of Lower Jubba.

On Thursday, Al Shabaab fighters executed two men in Lower Juba. It happened in Kamsuuma, a village 85km northeast of Kismayo. 

One of the men, Abdullahi Mohamed Farah, was suspected of being a member of Jubaland's security forces, while the other, Abdullahi Ooyow Mayane, was convicted by Al-Shabaab of child-sex crimes.

The shooting comes a day after Al-Shabab militants executed two men in Jamame district, accusing them of being members of the Somali police force and practicing witchcraft.



 





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