MOGADISHU (HAN) August 18.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. African Union and Somali forces on Wednesday killed at least three Al-Shabaab militants during a security operation in southern Somalia.
Joe Kibet, spokesperson of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), told Xinhua by phone that the forces carried out an ambush and killed the three militants in Abdala Birole, some 60 km southwest of the port city of Kismayo.
AMISOM troops and Somali Special Forces carried out the operation without sustaining any casualties, Kibet said, adding that other militants fled without resistance.
AMISOM has been helping the Somali government battle the Al-Shabaab Islamist group, which carries out periodic attacks, mostly in the capital Mogadishu.