Somali forces backed by Galmudug regional forces on Friday repulsed an attack by Al-Shabaab terrorist organization on a major military base in central Somalia.
A total of 47 terrorists were killed in the operation, Somali military radio said quoting officials.
Al-Qaeda-backed al-Shabaab launched the attack in Bahdo, a small town located 632 kilometers (392 miles) from the capital Mogadishu.
Al-Shabaab, which has been fighting against the Somali government and African Union forces for more than 10 years, has tried to seize the strategic towns of the country, including Bahda town which witnessed several al-Shabaab attacks previously.
The group claimed responsibility for the Friday attack.