The Somali authorities have claimed to have killed 18 members of Al Shabaab in the framework of an operation carried out in the surroundings of the country’s capital, Mogadishu, following the latest attacks executed by the terrorist group.
According to information gathered by the Somali news agency SONNA, the operation was carried out by the army in the vicinity of the city of Afgoye, located in the province of Lower Shabelle, one of the most affected by the operations of Al Shabaab.
On Wednesday, one person was killed and three injured when a bomb exploded as a vehicle carrying a coronavirus information team passed through Mogadishu, an event blamed on Al Shabaab.
The attack was carried out a day after the terrorist group carried out a rocket attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Mogadishu, injuring at least two people, according to Somali radio station Radio Dalsan.
Somalia is facing an increase in the number of attacks by the Islamist militia Al Shabaab – linked to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda – both in the capital and in other areas in the south of the country.