Senior SNA Officer and Four others Killed In Afgoye Attack

by admin | Friday, Dec 30, 2016 | 379 views

At least five Somali government soldiers, including a senior officer were killed in a massive Al-Shabaab attack on Afgoye district, about 30Km west of Mogadishu on Thursday night.According to residents and officials, dozens of heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters have briefly seized Afgoye town, after overrunning Somali military bases overnight.A senior Somali military commander named,Ahmed Dokoti was among the soldiers killed in the daring Al-Shabaab raid on Afgoye, which marks the second deadly attack since October.

Somali army officers said they repulsed the attack, and inflicted on Al-Shabaab heavy losses during the confrontation, a claim that Al-Shabaab contradicts.Last October, at least eight people were killed in similar attack in Afgoye, which was hit by frequent assaults by the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants who were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011.

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