Mogadishu, Jan 24 : Somali National Army (SNA)'s special forces, Gorgor, killed six al-Shabab militants and foiled a car bomb attack at a military base in Guriel town in Galgudud region in central Somalia, officials have said.
Odawa Yusuf Rage, Commander of SNA told SNA Radio Mogadishu on Sunday that the militants' commander who was in charge of Guriel and El-bur town in the region, was among those killed there, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We killed six al-Shabab terrorists and foiled a car filled with explosives in which they wanted to detonate at SNA base in Guriel overnight," Rage said.
He added that the Army recovered weapons and a vehicle during the operation, adding that the Army will remain vigilant and are committed to counter terrorists.
Al-Shabab militants did not comment on the latest onslaught by the government forces.