(MENAFN) On Tuesday, eight al-Shabab fighters were murdered during a huge battle with Somali government forces in Garbaharey town in the southern region of Gedo, a military official affirmed on Wednesday.
Osman Abdi Qorah from Somali National Army (SNA)'s unit 10 informed journalists that militants of al-Shabab extremists conducted an attack on a base used by Somali army in Garbaharey, but the battles repulsed them thwarting their try to overrun the base.
The military official emphasized, "There was a fierce fight that lasted for hours, but our forces defeated the militants killing 8 of them, including their commander in the area named Mohamed Dhere".
Qorah affirmed that a government soldier was wounded during the battle. Locals reported a fierce fight erupted in the town.