somalia:clashes between Al-shabaab and Somali army kill at least 10 people

fighting between SNA and al-shabaab on 18 .03.. 2017 in Qasahdhere area

At least 10 people have been killed  and more were wounded after clashes between Somali national army forces and al-Shabaab in southwestern town of Qasahdhere on Saturday night, government officials said.

Abdulle Ibrahim, a senior military officer in Qasahdhere told the local media that the fighting began after Somali government forces launched a security operation in Qasahdhere area, such as Kor ingbd and Hagar.

“Our forces conducted security operation in the area where al-shabaab militants  was, at least 8 people both from  al-shabaab and two Somali army members  has been  killed during the fighting  , the wounded people were rushed to Baidoa city hospitals for treatment” Ibrahim said.

Qasahdhere, is hugely affected by drought as at least 80 people died for waterborne diseases such as cholera outbreak for the last 3 days.

fighting between SNA and al-shabaab on 18 .03.. 2017 in Qasahdhere area

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The author is a senior freelance journalist based Somali capital Mogadishu