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26 Al-Shabaab Fighters Killed in Fresh Fighting in Central Somalia

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About 26 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others were wounded in fresh fighting between the insurgents and Galmudug State forces in Harardhere town in Mudug region of central Somalia, officials said on Monday.

Security Minister for Galmudug State in Somalia Osman Isse Nor told reporters that the militants were defeated during the fighting, noting that their attempt to revenge and rob locals failed.

"Our forces killed 26 terrorists and more others were injured, Galmudug State forces are part of the battle and supports the locals to fight Al-Shabaab in east of Mudug region," Isse said.