Al Shabaab Killed Somali Senior Military in Middle Shabelle Attack

Al Shabaab said Sunday it killed a senior Somali military commander and several soldiers in an ambush attack on an army convoy on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the group said its fighters killed Col Mohamed Rageh after the attack on his convoy heading to Jowhar, the regional capital of Middle Shabelle for duty from Mogadishu.

The militants said they used a rocket-propelled grenade [RPG] and machine to attack the colonel’s vehicle at Farah Golaley area, along Bal’ad-Jowhar road.

Al-Shabaab has also claimed to have killed an unspecified number of SNA soldiers who were among the security guards escorting the slain military commander and also burnt a vehicle on the spot, but it can’t be clear.

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