Soldiers have recaptured a village controlled by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, killing at least eight militants, local government officials and witnesses said Sunday.
Two soldiers were also killed when the army attacked an al-Shabaab base in the village of Idaale, near Baidoa, the regional capital of Bay region on Saturday night, military commander Mohamud Saney told dpa.
Most of the village's population fled their homes during the clashes, and there were no civilian casualties, according to residents.
Al-Shabaab, which is seeking an Islamist state in Somalia and is affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network, attacks government facilities and hotels in Mogadishu on a regular basis.
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