26 August 2013

Somalia: Heavy Fighting in Kismayu,Lower Juba Region

Kismayu — A heavy fighting occurred in Kismayu, lower Juba region of Somalia. War broke up between Alshabab fighters and the Raskamboni militia aided by Kenyan troops at the Kismayu airport which acts as a base for the Kenyan troops.

The war started when armed Alshabab fighters attacked the Kenyan troops at the airport base. Few minutes later, the Alshabab fighters attacked another military base owned by the Kismayu University. Eyewitness said that heavy artillery was used against each other and deafening sounds caused by the fighting was heard in the entire city and its surrounding. The Kenyan officials together with the Raskamboni have not yet talked or comment about last nights fightings.

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