World Bulletin / News Desk
The operation was conducted on Wednesday in Jilib town, Abdirahman Omar Osman said in a statement.
A senior al-Shabaab militant responsible for multiple bombings in capital Mogadishu was killed in the operation, he added.
The Somali forces had conducted the operation, with support from its international partners, following orders of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
The al-Shabaab group did not issue any statement about the operation.