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The Somali National Army (SNA) killed a senior Shabab official and arrested two others during an operation in the Middle Shabelle region, a military officer confirmed on Monday.

Abshir Mohamud, SNA commander for Unit 3, told military radio that the army carried out a planned operation on Sunday along the road between the towns of Balad and Jowhar in southern Somalia and has made victims among the militants.

“Our forces killed a senior Shabab commander, who was in charge of planting landmines in the Middle Shabelle region,” Mohamud said, adding that the forces also killed Mohamud’s bodyguard and apprehended two other senior leaders of the government. Shabab in the operation.

Somali government forces have stepped up operations against al-Shabab in southern regions, but militants still control some rural areas in those regions, ambushing and planting landmines. (Xinhua / NAN)

(NAN)

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