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Somali security forces kill Al-Shabaab commander

Somali security forces kill Al-Shabaab commander

Somalia

<p><strong>Somali security forces have killed a commander of the al Shabaab militant group in a military operation, state radio reported on Thursday.</strong></p> <p>Ahsraf Azmi Abu Hamdan, who was from Nepal, was a senior trainer in the Islamist group.</p> <p>He was killed in an operation in the Middle Juba region in southern Somalia, state radio said. Three other fighers were also killed.</p> <p>Al Shabaab has been fighting to topple Somalia’s central government since 2008 to establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law. </p> <p><strong><em>Agencies</em></strong></p>
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