Fierce combating within the Qabno space of ​​Mataban district

Beledweyne – Fierce combating between Somali authorities forces and Al-Shabaab militants was reported on Monday within the Qabno space of ​​the Mataban district of Hiran state.

The combating got here after authorities forces invaded close to Qabno, the place Al Shabaab members had allegedly arrange checkpoints to blackmail autos utilizing the important highway.

Residents reported listening to heavy pictures from large-scale weapons from either side of the battlefield.

Prior to the conflict, three troopers had been killed and several other others – together with two journalists – had been severely injured in a landmine explosion geared toward a convoy of governor of the Hiiraan area and military officers.

Although no group has claimed duty for the landmine assault, authorities officers blamed Al Shabaab, who usually phases such assaults on navy targets.

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