Reports of an attack at Amisom base in Gof-Gadud
Residents in Gof -Gadud reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based on the outskirts of the city.
According to locals who spoke to our correspondent light weaponry were used in last night’s attack in Gof-Gadud, however explosions were also heard, indicating that mortars or rockets may have been used.
Residents claim that gun fire started after midnight.“I first heard the sounds of what I believe to be Kalashnikovs, followed by loud explosions & heavy machine gun fire” a resident told a Harar24 reporter over the phone.
According to a local reporter the exact details of the casualties still remain unknown until now, however residents say they believe there were casualties in last night’s attack. Reports also alleged that the Al-Shabaab forces briefly held control of the town .
AMISOM forces are frequently attacked by Al-Shabaab fighters in the Bay region of Somalia.