Al- Shabaab captures a town in Puntland State after a successful ambush
Al- Qaeda affiliate group - Al- Shabaab have seized control of a village in Sanaag region after attacking the town on Wednesday evening. According to sources, the militia laid ambush on Milxo town before they were unsuccessfully repulsed by a group of villagers . Telecommunications have been cut in the town and it is still unclear the number casualties from both sides. Puntland State administration is yet to comment on the seizure of the town by Al- Shabaab. Puntland regional security forces have no strong control in Eastern Sanaag region where the insurgents mainly use as a gateway to their hideouts in Al Madow maintain range.