AMISOM force spokesperson Joe Kibet told Xinhua by phone that the joint forces took the Bula-Gadud location and recovered weapons during the operation in Lower Juba region.

Kibet said that there were no casualties on their side.

Islamist group Al-Shabaab did not immediately comment on that. The group has been fighting against the Somali government for years, staging frequent attacks in the country.

The joint forces have increased their operations against the militants as part of efforts to secure the ongoing elections in Somalia. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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