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Mogadishu  July  21,  2012:  Four  militants  were  killed  and  a  cache  of  weapons  and communications  equipment  recovered  when  Somali  security  forces  supported  by  AMISOM troops  attacked  a  camp  for  Al-Qaeda  affiliated  extremists  in  southern  Somalia  on  Tuesday morning. 

The operation  involved troops from AMISOM’s Kenyan contingent and targeted an al Shabaab camp  in Tarako village  in Gedo  region. 11 AK47  rifles with 550  rounds  (7.62mm), 2 PKM guns with 60  rounds of ammunition, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenades  (RPG) with 10 bombs as well as two hand held radios were recovered.

 

Acting AMISOM Force Commander, Brig. Gen. Audace Nduwumunsi, said the raid was part of AMISOM’s  continuing  effort  to  degrade  the  extremists’  ability  to  terrorize  the  civilian population. 

 

“At this critical time, as Somalia prepares to inaugurate a new political order and end 12 years of transition, we remain committed to securing the safety of the Somali people,” he said. Over the  last year, AMISOM successes have pushed the extremists out of much of central and south  Somalia.  A  National  Constituent  Assembly  is  expected  to  deliberate  and  adopt  a provisional  constitution,  paving  the  way  for  the  return  of  permanent  and  representative government. 

Posted by Tchioffo Kodjo

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