JOWHAR,(SAHALNEWS)-The AU peace keeping mission in Somalia said that it will train 1000 newly recruited Hirshabelle soldiers in a bid to tackle Al-shabaab militants.

“AMISOM will continue to lobby for more equipment and will renovate the police stations in order to ensure that the goals of the Somali Police Force (SPF) are achieved,” AMISOM police coordinator Chikunguru Maxwell has said.

Most of the soldiers would be picked from Baladwene which is the interim headquarters of the administration amid the remaining 400 will be selected from Jowhar.

The new troops will conduct operations against the Somali militants in the region.