At least two al-Shabaab militants were on Saturday night killed in Jalalaqsi, following an attack that targeted a police station, officials said, in the increasing wave of violence instigated by the militants, who have been wreaking havoc in the Horn of Africa nation.
Officials said the militants, in dozens, attacked a police station within the town in Somalia, leading to a fierce gunfight with the Somali Police who were manning the town, that lasted for several hours leading to casualties as several others sustained injuries.
According to the police, no officer was injured during the incident, but a number of militants were badly wounded. After failing to contain the police, the militants are said to have disappeared to nearby bushes but an operation has since been launched in pursuit of them according to authorities.
It was the first attack targeting a police station in Somalia in as many months according to officials.