Puntland says its forces kill at least seven ISIS fighters in Bari region

Puntland security forces. [Photo: Archive]
Puntland security forces. [Photo: Archive]
Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) At least seven ISIS fighters were killed in heavy fighting between Puntland government forces and ISIS militants in Bashaashin area of Bari region, governor said.

Speaking to VOA Somali, Bari governor Yousuf Mohamed Waeys also known as Dhedo said that the government forces have killed at least seven ISIS fighters in Bashashin area on Saturday morning.

At least three Puntland government forces were wounded in the Saturday’s fighting, according to the governor.

Last week, Puntland forces launched an attacking to take Qandala back from the ISIS militants.

In October, this year, more than 50 of ISIS militants led by ex-Al-Shabab leader Abdikadir Mumin launched an early morning attack on Qandala coastal town of Bari region and captured it without resistance.

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