By Abdiqani Hassan
Somali security forces said on Sunday they had killed 18 Islamist insurgents during an operation in the northern region of Puntland, although the militants denied sustaining any casualties.
“We killed 18 militants and burnt six of their bases in Galgala hills in an operation over four days to eliminate al Shabaab,” said Colonel Mohamed Ismail, a senior officer in the Puntland Security Force.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s