The Somali anti-government organization Al Shabab killed seven soldiers in an attack on El Wak community, near the border with Kenya, said today sources from the armed group and also government officials.
Al Shabab, which backed by the West attacked Army forces in its struggle to overthrow the Government, withdrew its fighters from the community last night, said inhabitants.
Sheikh Abu Musab Abdiasis, spokesperson for the military operations of the armed organization said ‘we seized five military vehicles and killed several members of government forces’.
Meanwhile, major of the Somali Army Jimcale Mohamed said from the city of Baardheere that government troops withdrew to another community, where forces of the African Union Mission (AMISOM) are headquartered.
He also said ‘we have lost at least seven soldiers and two vehicles’.
According to the media, attackers cut communications of El Wak before the action.
Al Shabab fighters often launch the attacks and then withdraw from the places before the government forces have time to launch a counterattack.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.