Mogadishu: At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in heavy fighting between the militant group and Somalia National Army (SNA), an official said on Thursday.
District Commissioner of Elbur, Abdi Hassan, told journalists that the joint forces gained military victory over the battle which took place in the military bases in Budbud and Ulajarad regions, Xinhua news agency reported.
"The joint forces killed 25 members of the militant group during the battle. We also fully control the areas where the fighting occurred and the troops are advancing to new locations in the region in order to liberate more areas from remnants in the region," Hassan said.
Al-Shabaab militants are yet to make any comment.