Mogadishu — Security officials said an estimated 30 people were killed when an al-Shabaab terrorist group launched an attack in the town of Garmudugu, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, on Sunday.
Armed groups used car bombs in a raid on a military base in the town of Wisir in Garmudugu in central Somalia, causing a battle with government forces and armed locals, said Major Mohammed Aweer, an army officer in Garmudugu. I told Reuters.
“They attacked the base with two car bombs, followed by a fierce battle that lasted more than an hour,” he said.
“The car bomb damaged military vehicles … the residents were well armed, strengthening the base and chasing al-Shabaab.”
According to Mr. Awale, 30 people were killed in the fighting, including 17 soldiers and 13 civilians.
Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda alliance, has fought in Somalia for over a decade to overthrow the country’s central government and establish its own rules, based on a strict interpretation of Islamic Shari’a law.
Terrorists in this group frequently make gun and bomb attacks on both civilian and military targets, such as crowded intersections, hotels, and military bases.
During an attack that lasted about an hour, Wisir resident Abdullah Mohammed personally injured about 30 people in the assault, saying he and others “sneaked up to the ground and slept.” He added that he saw it.
The Somali government condemned the attack, saying 41 al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in combat as both military and armed residents tracked the perpetrators, according to a statement posted on the Somali state news agency SONNA website. It was.
According to a statement, those injured in the attack were airlifted to the capital Mogadishu for treatment.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack through a statement on radio Al Andals, saying that terrorists had killed more than 30 soldiers and injured more than 40.