BELEDWEYN – More of the transitional government troops with armed vihecles have attacked military bases of Al-shabab fighters in Beledweyn town of Hiran region on Monday according to government officers.
High officers of the transitional government of Somalia told all voices’ office in the Somali capital Mogadishu that they had entered the town early on Monday morning where they fought with fighters of Al-shabab who controlled there earlier.
“We had inflicted more casualties to Al-shabab forces in the town. We killed many of them and took over the control of several neighborhoods of the town for a while, but we left it after hours," said a government officer who declined to disclose his name.
The real casualties of the fighting between the two sides are unclear so far and there is no real source who could confirm the news.
Some of the residents said that they could hear the sound of heavy gunfire between the two sides early on Monday morning pointing out that they had the fears of the fighting to spread further into the town.
There is no comment about the attack from the fighters of Al-shabab and the ambush storm comes as there had been military movements making by the transitional government troops at Kalabeyrke intersection, a strategic military base for the government troops in out of Beledweyn the town.