Somali National Army forces together with AU peacekeeping troops fought against Al Shabaab militants outside Qoryooley town of lower Shabelle region, witness said.
The witness said the fighting erupted after Al Shabaab fighters armed with launchers propelled grenades and machine guns attacked on allied forces, conducting security operation in Xero 1-aad and Xero 2-aad at outside in the town.
Reports indicated that the Somali forces with AU--AMISOM troops warded Al Shabaab militants off from the areas. The forces are controlling in the town.
So far, the exact casualties on both warring sides are remaining unknown. With allied officials and Al Shabaab did not comment on the fighting.