Galgadud (MCRS) 28 Jan. 2016 – Six Al-Shabaab fighters were on Thursday killed in an operation conducted by Somali government and African Union troops in Galgadud.
The operation saw the successful destruction of an Al-Shabaab-manned roadblock along the road between El-may settlement and El-bur district where the group used to extort public transport vehicles.
Speaking to Media, Abdi Hassan Mohamed, a Somali military official in El-bur, said six Al-Shabaab fighters were killed in the operation, with no human casualty on their side.
Mohamed said they are aiming to continue such operations until all illegally manned roadblocks are removed from the region.
Al-Shabaab militants still control parts of Galgadud.