World Bulletin / News Desk
Armed forces conducted the operation on Tuesday night, said Deputy Defense Minister Abdullah Houcine Ali.
Ali said inhabitants in the region alerted authorities about the presence of al-Shabaab fighters in the area.
During the operation, the army seized military equipment and torched several vehicles belonging to the militant group, Ali added.
Al-Shabaab has not reacted to the government's announcement.
The Somali government has been battling the al-Qaeda-linked militant group since 2004.