Gunmen attack SNA army base near Afgoye district
Suspected Al Shabaab assailants have staged an overnight attack on Somali National Army (SNA) base near the southern agriculture-rich town of Afgoye.
Reports said the gunmen who are believed to be Al Shabaab members fired RPgs on the SNA outpost at Addow Dibille area in the outskirts of Afgoye town controlled by allied troops.
There was no immediate information on the casualties, but local residents said they could hear heavy gunfire used in the fight between the gunmen and SNA soldiers.
Al Shabaab has in the past carried out similar hit and run attacks on SNA and AMISOM bases in Lower Shabelle region, as the militants still control large swathes of land in south and central Somalia.