Somali special forces, Danab on Tuesday killed 60-Shabab militants including their senior leader during operations conducted in several locations in the central part of the country, a military official said.
Hassan Mohamed Osman, commander of 7th Danab Commandos who led the operation, told Somalia National Army (SNA) Radio that the forces also destroyed al-Shabab hideouts near Goobaalle village in Middle Shabelle region.
“Danab Commandos today killed the al-Shabab terrorist leader in charge of insurgents in Hiiraan region and 60 al-Shabab terrorists,” Osman said.
The military officials said the operation was carried out in Fidow, Dudubley, Kiliga and Burcadheer in Hiiraan region.
He said the terrorists’ bases including the so-called court and secret houses where the militants extort money from the locals in BulaArudi, Malable, Siigaale and BusleyDaudi, were also destroyed including explosive centers.
Al-Shabab militants did not comment on the latest military onslaught on its fighters made by the Somali commandos, but the operation comes as allied forces have vowed to heighten security operations to secure the ongoing elections.