Somali military claims killing 7 al-Shabaab terrorists

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At least seven al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in central Somalia on Sunday, while several others were wounded after a military operation, according to the country’s army.

National army chief Brig. Gen. Odawa Yusuf Rageh said that during the military operation near the town of Wasil, the army also captured two wounded al-Shabaab terrorists and recovered four improvised explosive devices, along with four rifles and vehicles, Somali state television SNTV reported.

Residents of the area told Anadolu Agency over the phone that they heard heavy gunfire near Wasil, which is located in the central region of Mudug.

There was no immediate comment from the al-Shabaab terrorist group.

In June last year, at least 20 people were killed and several others injured in a suicide attack by al-Shabaab on Galmudug regional forces base in Wasil, followed by a gunfight between the army and terrorists.