Two militants killed in northern Somalia clashes

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
FILE PHOTO: Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in southern Mogadishu. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

At least two militants were killed and another one injured in clashes between Somali forces and militants in Bosaso town in Somalia’s northern region of Beri on Saturday, a military officer confirmed.

Hussein Ali Mohamed, commander of Somali forces in Beri region, told journalists that members of Islamic States (ISIS) launched an attack on police forces in the town.

“As the police patrolling in the town, militants ambushed them, prompting an exchange of fire between the army and the militants, we killed two of the militants and injured another one,” Mohamed said.

He noted that one of their soldiers was killed while another one sustained injury during the confrontation.

The so-called ISIS wing in Somalia has its main base in the Puntland region and has occasionally clashed with Puntland forces and Al-Shabaab.