Two dead, several injured in Al Shabaab attack on army base
Al Shabaab said it killed two Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers after attack on a military outpost in Lower Shabelle province on Tuesday night.
The militants have engaged a deadly gunfight with Somali government troops after the ambush on SNA base at Km-50 area in the conflict-riddled region.
Senior Somali military commander who declined to be named in print has denied the Al Shabaab claim, saying there was no any soldier killed in the raid.
The region has been beset by recurrent tribal clashes and Al Shabaab ambush attacks on Somali and United Nations mandated African Union forces serving with AMISOM.