10 May 2013

Somalia: Fierce Fighting in Kismayu

A fierce fighting between Alshabab militia and the Raskamboni brigade occurred last night at the surrounding of Kismayu airport and the Kismayu University.

This happened when members of Alshabab started a hit and run fighting at the airport. The airport which acts as an army base for the Kenyan troops who are part of the Amisom troops based in Somalia faces frequent attacks from the Alshabab militia.

Other reports from Kisamyu have confirmed that heavy artilleries were fired at the University of Kismayu which hosts a delegation which is spearheading the formation of an administration for the region.

The fighting which lasted for hours has caused severe damages and both death and injury casualties has been reported however the two sides have not released statements about last night's engagement.

The port city of Kismayu administrated by the Raskamboni militia and federal government troops aided by the Kenyan troops has not yet settled and faces frequent attack from Alshabab militia.

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