Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base in Km-50 area
Al Shabaab has staged an overnight daring ambush attack on Somali military barracks in Km-5o area in Lower Shabelle region, residents and officials said.
After the attack, a fierce between Al Shabaab fighters and Somali forces has reportedly broke out in the area, with both sides used heavy and small weaponry in the armed confrontation.
Local residents reported Somali troops resisted the attack, and pushed back Al shabaab militants during the combat, which has inflicted heavy losses on the warring sides.
Al Shabaab has stepped up its attacks on Somali government controlled towns in Lower Shabelle region, as the country is set to hold a parliamentary and presidential election later this year.