By Abdiqani Hassan
Somali security forces said on Sunday they had killed 18 Islamist insurgents during an operation in the northern region of Puntland, although the militants denied sustaining any casualties.
“We killed 18 militants and burnt six of their bases in Galgala hills in an operation over four days to eliminate al Shabaab,” said Colonel Mohamed Ismail, a senior officer in the Puntland Security Force.
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Security and Risk Report 07/05/23
MAST’s security report issue 371 is available to read now. In the UK, several people have appeared in court, charged with terror offences. Legal website,