A senior Jubbaland state army official says the regional troops have carried out an operation against the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants near Kismayo port city.
Colonel Ali Goosaar said Jubbaland forces have managed to overran an Al-Shabaab operations camp in a small village located 80Km west of Kismayo.
The village, Bula Hajji has been the nerve center for Al-Shabaab’s operations in the region, according to the army colonel.
Goosaar added that the state soldiers have engaged in deadly battle with the Al-Shabaab, which left at least two militants dead while several others sustained wounds.
“Our brave soldiers have successfully carried out a planned operation on Al-Shabaab which resulted in the deaths of two members of the group and capture of their base,” he said.