Bardhere-Somalia army along with pro-government soldiers, Ahlu Sunna have killed at least 1 militant and arrested 2 other Al Shabab members in an operation near Bardhere in Somalia’s Gedo region, officials said.
Sharif Sahardid Aden, an Ahlu Sunna officer told Shabelle Media that its troops backed by Somalia army and AMISOM peacekeepers detained 2 Al Shabab militants who were planting explosives on the roadside.
The arrests took place near Bardhere town, a key stronghold for Al Shabab militants battling Somalia troops along with African Union forces. It straddles Gedo and Bay regions in south Somalia, Mr. Aden said.
Somalia government troops backed by African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) military forces have advanced to Al Shabab controlled town of Bardhere in Gedo region, in a bid to re-take the town from Al Shabab.