Somalia: Allied forces repel Al Shabaab attack, 3 militants killed
EL GARAS, Somalia Oct 29, 2014 (Garowe Online) –Somali Government forces aided by Ethiopian-AMISOM peacekeepers repelled an attack by Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militia late on Tuesday night in Galgaduud region town of El Garas of central Somalia, Garowe Online reports.
A spokesman for National Army Mohamed Kariye Roble told reporters that they killed three Al Shabaab fighters in self-defence gun-battle.
Roble added, they immediately confronted militants’ night raid on army base in the central town with stiff resistance.
El Garas, 50 km north of El Bur fell to allied forces on September 6 as it had since been a springboard for beleaguered Islamist insurgents.
Somali forces alongside African Union peacekeepers dealt severe setback to Al Shabaab in the course of intense military campaign that saw key strongholds.