Al Shabab fighters attack Amisom base in Elasha Biyaha last night
Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a AMISOM base near Elasha Biyaha in Lower Shabelle Region.
Residents in Elasha Biyaha reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces base near Elasha Biyaha.
Residents who spoke with Harar24 reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning, as the sounds of the heavy machine guns were heard by the residents.”We heard a lot of heavy gun fire and mortars” a resident told a Harar24 reporter over the phone.
The exact number of casualties caused by the fighting is not known but according our correspondent some locals believe that there were casualties on both sides in this mornings’ attack.
Local police spokesman said the government forces and the peacekeepers of AMISOM resisted the attack of the insurgent group.
This comes amidst a time where the Al-Shabaab movement has threatened to step up its attacks against foreign forces.