Somali army kills top Al-Shabaab finances official in Lower Shabelle

The Danab Special Forces have killed six Al-Shabaab fighters following operations the conducted in areas between Bal’ad and Afgoye towns in the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions.

The head of finances for Al-Shabaab in Lower Shabelle, Abdirahman Abdalla (Abu Ayman), was among the six who were killed, according to the army.

The Al-Shabaab official who was killed was in charge of collecting extortion money from businesses and members of the public in the Lower Shabelle, the army said.

The army also said they destroyed several Al-Shabaab bases in the operation and defused a number of land mines planted by the militants.