Friday, November 21, 2008
Somali troops shot dead 17 hawiye al-shabaab Terrorist
Somali government troops have killed at least 17 insurgents hawiye jehadist in the capital Mogadishu security officials/witnesses said on Friday.Gunmen fired on a group of Somali police forces were guarding the house of Wadajir district commissioner Ahmed Da’i were heavy fighting happened, said a resident man who declined to give his name.Four of them were killed and the others were wounded, he said, adding the attack took place near the commissioner’s house. al-shabaab jehadist are carrying out a series of military assaults targeting the government and the allied Ethiopian troopsThe residents reported that most of the hawiye jehadist killings took place when counter attack have been accomplished by other government soldiers. The government said that they’ve killed 17 fighters but no independent confirmations were available.Violence in Somalia is at a four-year low but insurgents have still managed to carry out attacks in the country despite sweeping military operations by security forces but the insurgents gained large towns from the government troops.