Published On: Sun, Apr 2nd, 2017

Al Shabaab fires mortars at AMISOM base in Leego

Al Shabaab said it fired a salvo of mortar rounds at a military base belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Leego area in Lower Shabelle region.

Residents said they woke up to heavy explosions and intense gunfire on Saturday night as Al shabaab militants tried to storm the AMISOM base following the mortar shelling.

The overnight attack has inflicted casualties on both sides, said a resident who spoke to Radio Shabelle over the phone. The sources said the militants were repulsed by AU forces.

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