Six militants killed in southern Somalia

Whatsapp News

Members of Somali Armed Forces take their position during fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces in the Dayniile district of Mogadishu, Somalia September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Mogadishu – Somali security forces backed by Southwestern State army, on Wednesday, killed six al-Shabab fighters in an offensive in Dinsor town in southern region of Bay, an official confirmed.

Abdulkadir Shaban, Deputy Governor of Dinsor town in charge of security, said joint operation conducted following a tip-off from the public.

“There an intense confrontation between army and the militants, but we overpowered them killing six of them,’’ Shaban said.

latest operation came barely a day after government forces killed seven al-Shabab militants in another operation in the country’ central region of Hiran.

government forces have intensified operations against al-Shabab extremists in central and southern regions.

But militants still hold swathes of in those regions conducting ambushes and planting landmines.