Somalia’s military said on Tuesday its troops foiled a major Al Shabaab attack targeting an army outpost in the strategic town of Wajid located in the country’s south-western Bakool region, according to media reports.
Speaking to local Radio, Col Abdirahman Mohamed Osman said the soldiers repelled massive militants attack on Wajid, and inflicted heavy losses on the attackers.
Col Osman did not give further details about the casualties on both sides involved in the gunfight.
Residents in the town said they heard blasts and gunfire as dozens of militants attacked checkpoints manned by Somali troops and military bases before troops pushed them back.
Source : MENA