Commander of 12th April Battalion of SNA National Army and some of his bodyguards were killed

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News coming from Lower Shabelle region of Somalia indicates that General Omar Dhere, commander of 12th April Battalion of the Somali National Army (NSA) and some of his bodyguards were killed in roadside bomb attack followed by gunfire at Dhanane area located in the lower Shabeelle region of Somalia.

Early this year,  Somali National Army (SNA) backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia took over  Dhanaane town of Lower Shabelle  after Al-Shabab fighters withdrew from the area.