Somali Gov releases statement on Wisil attack, latest news of casualties + Photos

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The Federal Government of Somalia has strongly condemned the Al-Shabaab attack on Wisil village in Mudug region this morning and says it sends its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the Al-Shabaab attack. 

At least 30 civilians and soldiers have been killed in an al-Shabaab attack in the southern Mudug region of Wasil, while 41 al-Shabaab fighters have been killed, according to Somali military officials.

Deputy Minister of Information Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Adala said the government had taken immediate steps to help the people of Wisil, who this morning showed courage and resisted al-Shabaab attacks.

“The government, while encouraging the people of Wisil, has taken immediate steps to provide relief to those affected by the attack and bombings by al-Shabaab militants,” al-Adala said in a statement.

Most of the victims were killed by landmines planted by Al-Shabaab on the roads leading to the area before the attack. 

The Federal Government had sent a private plane earlier today which landed in Mogadishu carrying injuries.

The Somali Military said that it had killed 41 Al Shabab fighters in the battle in Wisil with many injuries caused towards the militant group.

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