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al-Shabaab commander killed and weapons recovered in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- A senior  Al-Shabaab  commander was on Wednesday night killed and lethal weapons recovered in his hideout during an operation in Somali capital Mogadishu.

Local administrators confirmed the death of the reclusive Al-Shabaab commander during a covert operation by Somalia’s security forces in Benadir region located in Heliwa District of Mogadishu.

“Security forces conducted an operation at Suka-Holaha neighborhood in Mogadishu and killed Al-Shabaab commander named Ja’far Kukay after he resisted arrest. Two guns were recovered during the operation,” said Abdifitah Omar Halane, the spokesman from the Benadir region.

He disclosed that several Al-Shabaab suspects were also nabbed during the operation conducted in the wake of renewed attacks by the Al-Qaida linked terror group in Somali capital.
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UPDATE:

Six Al-Shabaab high ranking militants killed in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- Six high ranking members of the Al-Qaida linked terror group Al-Shabaab were on Friday killed in southern Somalia’s Jubaland state during an operation by special forces.

The spokesman of security agencies in Jubaland, Sayid Ahmed Mohamed Arab told reporters that the operation that led to the death of six Al-Shabaab militants near the port town of Kismayo was successful.

"Our special forces carried out a successful operation at Mugambow location in lower Juba region this morning and killed six high ranking Al-Shabaab militants that were planning vicious attacks against civilians," said Mohamed Arab.

He added that the covert operation targeting Al-Shabaab hideouts will intensify in the days ahead.

Al-Shabaab fighters have staged numerous attacks against civilians and security forces inside Somalia despite a relentless onslaught to vanquish them.

           

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