Report of heavy fighting at an Amisom base near Lafoole District last night.
Residents in Lafoole reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM and Somali Government troops who are based on the outskirts of the city.
According to locals who spoke to our correspondent heavy weaponry were used in last night’s attack in Lafoole District , explosions were also heard, indicating that mortars or rockets may have been used.
Residents claim that gun fire started around 8:00pm .“We heard a lot of heavy gun fire and mortars” a resident told a Harar24 reporter over the phone.
According to a local reporter the exact details of the casualties still remain unknown until now, however residents say they believe there were casualties in last night’s attack. Reports also alleged that top commander from Somali military was killed in the attack and two other soldiers wounded.
AMISOM forces are frequently attacked by Al-Shabaab fighters in the district of Lafoole in Lower Shabelle Region.