World Bulletin / News Desk
Gunmen from the Somali group al Shabaab killed at least eight officers in a raid on a police station near the capital, police and the militants said on Saturday.
"We traced them this morning, killed 10 of them and secured our pick up car with a gun hooked on," he added, saying that they ran off with the other two vehicles.
The group's military operations spokesman, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, told Reuters his fighters had killed 12 officers in the raid on the Afgoi police station and lost one gunman in the second battle.
"This morning the police attacked us and after a fighting we burnt a police car. We left the pick-up car we had taken. One fighter martyred from our side," he said.
In the past, al Shabaab has exaggerated the number of soldiers it has killed, while officials have played down losses.
The latest assault highlights al Shabaab's ability to launch attacks even though it has lost territory and urban strongholds since a major military offensive against began last year.Last Mod: 20 Haziran 2015, 11:46