Somali security forces kill 40 militants in southern region

Tuesday February 5 2019

The terrorist group on Monday launched a car

The terrorist group on Monday launched a car bombing attack on a shopping mall in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 12 people and injuring nine others. AFP PHOTO 

By Xinhua

Somali National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA) said Tuesday that it had killed 40 Al-Shabaab insurgents in the country's southern region.

Security forces launched a wide-scale operation in Farsoley village in Lower Shabelle region on Saturday, NISA said in a statement.

Somali security forces are conducting operations against the al-Qaida-affiliated group, Al-Shabaab in central and southern regions.

The terrorist group on Monday launched a car bombing attack on a shopping mall in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 12 people and injuring nine others.

Somali National Armed Forces backed by African Union Mission in Somalia ousted Al-Shabaab from Mogadishu in August 2011, but the terrorist group is still in control of areas in southern Somalia.

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