MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has claimed to have shot and killed at least 3 government soldiers near Somali capital Mogadishu.
In an online statement by the group says its fighters shot dead 3 soldiers late on Thursday at Elasha area, some 15km west of Mogadishu.
The group’s attackers fled from the crime scene as security forces reached at spot and launched an operation.
No arrests were made over the operation, according to local residents.
The ISIL group carried similar attacks in Somali capital for the past months.