Al Shabaab attack kills senior Somali army commander


Armed group Al Shabaab attack on Somali government troops in Gebiley in Gedo region has killed senior military official.

Colonel Abdi Hussien Ibrahim was killed when Al Shabaab fighters launched dawn attack on Somali National Army base in Gebiley town in Gedo region near Kenyan border.

Government official in Elwak has told the media that the group also set ablaze three other armored military vehicles before they were repealed by government troops that regrouped.

Somali National Army backed by African Union troops have recaptured Bardere and Dinsor towns from Al Shabaab recently on an operation dubbed Jubba corridor.