Three Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

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Mogadishu, April 22 (IANS) Troops of Somalia and the African Union killed at least three Al-Shabaab militants and injured four others in an operation in the Somali region of Bakool on Friday, an official said.

The joint force took control of three villages, Abdi Mohamed Dile, a Somali army official, told reporters, Xinhua news agency reported.

The recent operations were aimed at liberating areas still under Al-Shabaab control in the region, Dile said.

Al-Shabaab has isolated towns in its control in Bakool from other towns, blocking access to food aid from humanitarian agencies.

–IANS

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