Al Shabab fighters attack Lafole town
Mogadishu (Harar24)Fighters belonging to Al Shabab have attacked Lafole town in Lower Shabelle region last night, residents report to Harar News.
Residents who spoke with Harar reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning as the roars of the heavy machine guns were heard by the residents.
Local police spokesman said the government forces and the peacekeepers of AMISOM resisted back the insurgent group and noted that the security was extremely tightened.
The spokesman said that there were no casualties on the government forces and the civilians.
“They tried to attack us but they were defeated and will not return back.” he said.
This comes after the head of police in the Lower Shabelle province said that forces from Al-shabaab are increasing their attacks in the province.