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MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- View of Misan Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. The UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the number of people in need of assistance in Somalia has increased to 6.2 million, roughly half of the population. Nearly three million people are classified as existing in crisis, in urgent need of assistance and facing further food insecurity. XINHUA PHOTO - PAN SIWEI

At least eight Somalia soldiers killed in fight against 'al-Shabaab'

MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- At least eight Somalia soldiers were killed and several others injured on Sunday after fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and Somalia National Army (SNA) in Warmahan and Tihsile locations of southern Somalia.

Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region for Finance Affairs, Abdifitah Abdulle Yusuf told Xinhua two senior army commanders were among government soldiers killed.

"Al-Shabaab militants attacked SNA army bases in Warmahan and Tihsile areas in Lower Shabelle region this morning, then fighting broke out where we lost eight government soldiers including two army commanders, two Al-Shabaab fighters killed and some others injured," Abdalla said.

The deputy governor said the attack was an ambush attack that the terrorist militants carried out early morning.

He said the two army commanders were killed in a landmine explosion while on their way to give a military help to the government soldiers who were under attack in those areas.

Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the latest attack at the Somalia government army bases in Lower Shabelle.

The group said that they killed 19 government soldiers including officials.
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