Attacks in Afmadow last night targets KDF bases
Residents in Afmadow reported that units from the Al-Shabaab movement carried out several coordinated attacks targeting the KDF bases located just outside the town.
Locals who spoke with our correspondent in the area said the fighters attacked the town around 9pm and the sounds of the heavy machine guns were heard echoing all over the area.”We heard a lot of heavy gun fire a we were closing our shops and businesses & getting ready to sleep” a resident told our correspondent.
Our correspond also confirmed with residents that Al-Shabaab fighters shelled the KDF bases with mortar shells during the attack.
The exact number of casualties as a result of the fighting is not known but according to our correspondent in the Lower Jubba region some locals believe that there were casualties on both participating sides in last night’s attack.
Spokespersons for both parties could not be reached for more specific details regarding last night’s attacks.
The comes a midst a time where the Al-Shabaab movement has threatened to step up its attacks against foreign forces and coincided with another attack carried on the same night in Beledweyne by Al-Shabaab where they targeted Ethiopian & Djiboutian forces.