Somalia:Senior Al-Shabaab official killed in gunfight African Union peacekeepers of AMISOM and the Somali National Army fought against Al-Shabaab terrorist insurgents in Qoryole district of Lower Shabelle region this afternoon.

The battle took place at a small town name ‘Xero-2-aad’ and is approximately 3km from Qoryoley. The terrorist insurgents attacked the government troops and peacekeepers. Witnesses reported that the fight went on for at least a few hours.

The government soldiers seized the town after the lengthy confrontation near Qoryoley.

Ganey Abdi Barre, a government official in Lower Shabelle region said to Shabelle that during today’s batte, a senior official of Al-Shabaab named Sheikh Abdirashid Baka was killed.