Published On: Wed, Sep 7th, 2016

Somalia: Fighting erupts in Qoryoley district

Fighting between Somali federal government troops and Al Shabaab fighters has erupted in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday night.

The battle broke out after Al Shabaab militants Somali army bases in the town in the evening, sparking a confrontation between the two sides, reports said.

Residents said they could hear the sounds of the gunfire as the warring sides exchanging small and big weapons inside the town, 120Km south-west of Mogadishu.

Somali military officials in the city say they repulsed the attack and drove back Al Shabaab fighters from inside and now battling with them outside.

No comments from Al Shabaab on the attack and the casualties.

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