Suspected Al-shabaab fighters attack KDF bases in Kismaayo last night
Mogadishu (Harar24) – Intense clashes occurred last night at the city of Kismaayo as KDF bases at the airport came under attack.
Kismayo which is located in the Lower Jubba province has seen a lot of violence since the past year after Kenyan troops pushed Al-Shabaab out of the city.
Residents in Kismaayo reported that fighters belonging the Al-Shabaab movement carried out several attacks targeting the KDF bases situated just outside the town.
According to locals who spoke to our correspondent a range of light to heavy weapons were used in last night’s attack at the city of Kismaayo in the Lower Jubba region.
“Around midnight we heard a lot of heavy gun fire, shelling in the airport direction” a resident told a Harar24 reporter over the phone from Kismaayo.
This attack comes after Kismaayo interim administration security forces finished a week long operation in which hundreds of people were arrested all around the city.
As the attack occurred at night the the exact casualties on both sides are still not fully known.
Al-Shabaab has recently increased their nightly attacks on KDF bases in Kismaayo Airport, which they say will continue until Kenyan Soldiers leave the city.