Somali army kills 3 suspected al-Shabaab members
Somali security forces on Friday evening killed at least three suspected al-Shabaab militants in an operation outside Baidoa town, Radio Shebelle reported on Saturday.
According to locals, the forces launched an operation to hunt down al-Shabaab operatives in Madow village near Awdinle town of Bay region.
The development comes a day after Somali cabinet discussed means to step up operations to liberate areas controlled by al-Shabaab fighters in central and south of Somalia.
Last week, four heavily armed men had stormed a hotel in Kismayu town where they killed over 30 people including Jubbaland presidential candidate.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility of the heinous attack.