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7 Al-Shabaab militants killed in central Somalia

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At least seven Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured on Friday during heavy fighting between locals and the militants in near Haradhere town in central Somalia, officials said.

Deputy President of Galmudug State, Mohamed Hashi Abdi told reporters that their administration supports residents in the fight against Al-Shabaab which has inflicted heavy casualties on the insurgents.

"The battle took place at Dumaya and Dabagalo locations near Harardhere town in Mudug region, angry locals fought off militants there and killed seven fighters and injured several others. They recovered weapons, we support the residents to fight the group and defend their properties from the enemy," said Abdi.