BAIDOA – At least two government soldiers have been killed on Tuesday in an ambush attack by Al Shabaab in southwest of Somalia.
The attack happened in Daynunay area, about 22 km from Baidoa town, leaving two soldiers dead on board, says military officer, Abdullahi Sheikh Mohamed.
Mohamed said the ambush attack killed at least government soldiers, adding that the troops warded off the militants’ ambush assault.
“We lost two soldiers when armed militants attacked our soldiers heading to Daynunay area. We repulsed its attack”, he said.
The armed group in Somalia has claimed the responsibility for the assault on its website, saying it killed several soldiers.
It also vowed to rump up its attacks on government soldiers backed by African Union troops in south and central Somalia.
The militant group of Al Shabaab has been carrying out similar attacks against the coalition forces’ bases in the country for the past months.
Reporting by Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia