14 insurgents dead after ambush on Somali military

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, December 5, 2015
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Mogadishu – At least 14 Islamist insurgents were killed by the Somali military and Ethiopian troops in central Somalia on Friday, a senior military official said.

The fighting erupted near the provincial capital of Beledwayne in the Hiiraan region when al-Shabaab fighters ambushed army convoys, Somali military commander Mohamed Omar Abdulle said.

“The militants attacked a convoy of our troops and Ethiopians who are a part of AU peacekeepers. They aimed to discourage military activity in the region, said the commander.
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“We have counted at least 14 bodies of militants.”

Residents in the area told dpa that the fighting lasted more than three hours with heavy gunfire heard in the area.

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