UPDATE: At least 8 killed in fighting for south of Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 8 people have been killed and scores injured in fighting broke out between Al Shabaab militants and regional armed villagers in south of Somalia.
The fighting erupted when heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters launched an attack on villagers on Guulane village near Adan Yabaal district, killing 8 militants, a local resident said on condition of anonymity.
He says at least 8 militants including Zakat and another finance officials were killed in the latest fighting on Tuesday.
The regional villagers known as Ma’awisley have been putting up resistance against Al-Shabab for the past months.
There was no comment from Al Shabaab over the claims.