Senior Al Shabaab figure killed in South West Somalia

According to Somali National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) a senior Al Shabaab figure has been killed in attack in Bardere town in Gedo region.

In a confirmation message posted in the official twitter account, NISA said Yussuf Hajji killed was in response to Al Shabaab’s Sunday attempted attack on Intelligence training centre in the capital Mogadishu.

Three fighters and one soldier were killed in the foiled attack, according to security officials.

But what is unclear though is the ownership of the aircrafts used for the attack since Somalia has no established air force.

Interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Yusuf has earlier told the media that there are ongoing efforts between Somalia and its allies to receive drones to intensify attacks against armed group Al Shabaab.

US drone strikes and Kenyan air force jets have previously carried out attacks against Al Shabaab in which senior officials like founder Ahmed Abdi Godane were killed.

The group vowed to intensify attacks against internationally backed government during the holy month of Ramadan.

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