MOGADISHU, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The Somali National Army's (SNA) elite forces, Danab, on Tuesday killed 11 al-Shabab militants at the El-Adde location near Kismayo town in the southern part of the country.
SNA commander of 16th Danab Unit in the region, Arab Dheg Ahmed told Somali National News Agency that the forces also arrested two other fighters and recovered weapons during the operation.
"We recovered six AK 47 rifles and one PKM gun after conducting a special operation near Kismayo town in Lower Jubba region today," Ahmed said.
He said the army will intensify military operations to flush out al-Shabab fighters who are on the run in Jubaland and Southwest States.
The operation comes a day after the elite forces arrested a senior al-Shabab commander who was in charge of landmines and explosions in the Lower Shabelle region. ■