Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

Two dead, Four injured in Somali army base attack

Unidentified Gunmen have attacked a Somali military base outside the southern agriculture-rich town of Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday night.

The attackers who are believed to be Al Shabaab members have fired rockets and hand grenade bombs at the army base, before engaging heavy gunfire with the Somali troops.

Local residents, who spoke to Radio Shabelle said loud explosions and gunfire were heard around the army base as both sides used RPGs and heavy artillery.

At least two people said to be civilians were killed and four others inured in the fight between Somali government forces and the suspected Al Shabaab militants.

Neither Somali military nor Al Shabaab did  issue any statement on the attack.

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