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Somali PM visits soldiers injured in Awdhegle and Bariire attacks

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hassan Roble has called on wounded soldiers in a hospital in the Somali capital days after dozens of Somali soldiers were killed and several wounded in twin al-Shabaab attacks outside Mogadishu.

The soldiers were wounded in fierce fighting with al-Shabaab militants who attacked Awdheegle and Bariire military bases in the Lower Shabelle region.

Prime Minister Roble met with a health official at the military’s hospital who briefed him on the condition of the injured soldiers.

“Our National Army soldiers have a high spirit of defending our country. I visited the injured soldiers at the Military Hospital. I wished speedy recovery and affirmed that the government is committed to their care,” the prime minister said in an official Twitter post.

Last Saturday, heavily armed al-Shabaab militants carried out twin attack attacks on two Somali military bases in the Lower Shabelle region. The fighting between the Somali military and the militants at Barire and Awdhegle military bases took hours before al-Shabaab fighters were defeated

Somali Military Chief, General Odowaa Yussuf Rage said over 80 militants were killed while his side suffered 14 fatalities.

The militant group claimed that its fighters killed 47 government soldiers and made away with a huge cache of weapons and military vehicles.

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