Confrontations between armed men and Somali military llied with Kenyan troops occurred at Kulbiyow sub-district in the lower Juba region of Somalia.
Residents confirmed to Shabelle radio that the attackers believed to be members of Alshabab fighters attacked a military base manned by Kenyan peacekeeping forces and Somali military soldiers.
Heavy gunfire that lasted hours was heard at nearby settlements.
In other news armed men attacked another military base located near the Kismayu University which is operated by the Kenyan troops.
Somali government troops together with the Kenyan troops fought off the attackers after a slight confrontation which lasted for hours.
The real casualties caused by the last night attacks has not yet been revealed by the authorities of the lower Juba region
Attacker mainly from Shabab fighters frequently attack government and AMISOM bases located in the lower Juba region of Somalia.