Reports of heavy fighting in Shalambod last night
Residents in Shalambod reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based on the outskirts of the city of Shalambod.
According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city of Shalambod which is located not too far of Marka in Lower Shabelle.
Locals claim to have awoken to the sounds of heavy gun fire after midnight.“We heard a lot of heavy gun fire and also shelling” a residet told a Harar reporter over the phone.
According to our correspondent in Lower Shabelle Region the exact details of the casualties remain unknown until now.
This news comes amid reports of heavy explosions in the city of Marka last night which targeted the local police station as residents told Harar News.
Eye witnesses at the scene said they heard two explosion then saw smoke coming out from inside the police station
In other developments, Al-Shabaab attacked Governmental and AMISOM forces based in the agricultural city of Janale in Lower Shabelle.
There were no reports of any casualties from this as of this morning.