Somali National Armed Forces killed 30 al-Shabaab militants in a joint operation in Jamame in Somalia’s southern region of Lower Jubba, officials said on Saturday evening.
Said Jogsade, Jubaland’s operational spokesman told journalists that Somali National Armed Forces backed by Jubba land forces and U.S. Africa Command killed 30 al-Shabaab extremists in an operation in Jamame town in Lower Jubba.
“The joint forces conducted offensives in Jamame killing 30 al-Shabaab fighters. We will intensify the operations to root out the terrorists from our region,” Jogsade said.
Residents in nearby towns said they heard the sound of heavy weapons. “We heard blasts in Jamame and learnt that al-Shabaab fighters in the town were attacked by government forces,” Jibril Adam, a resident told Xinhua.