Somali national security services said on Sunday that they had killed 18 Islamist terrorists on an operation in the country’s Northern area of Puntland. , although the militants denied sustaining any casualties.
However, the militants have denied any casualties.
“We have killed at least 18 insurgents and burnt 6 militant bases in Galgala hills following an operation that took place for four days. The aim was to eliminate the al-Shabaab group,” said Colonel Mohamed Ismail.
“We also took over their guns and weapons then we burned their medicine stores and food stock.”