Sunday June 26, 2022
Troops from Somalia’s Puntland State on Friday killed seven
pro-Islamic State (ISIS) militants in military sting operations aimed at
disrupting the terror cell in the coastal town of Hafun in the northeast part
of the country.
Puntland Security Forces (PSF) said its forces also captured
four militants sent by ISIS to collect illicit equipment between Isse village
and Timirshe town.
Three other pro-ISIS operatives were later arrested in the
Marodi Magale valley, a village near Timirshe, PSF said in a statement.
“Our gallant troops had carried out this successful
operation that aimed to disrupt pro-ISIS terrorist group operating in
Hulcaanod, Carid, and Hafun,” PSF said in a statement.
The PSF said the arrest was made following intelligence its
forces received from locals in the area about the insurgent’s movements.
The so-called ISIS wing in Somalia has its main base in the
Puntland region and has occasionally clashed with Puntland forces and the
al-Shabab terror group.