More reports are coming out of heavy fighting between the Jubbaland and Al-Shabaab forces in the area of Abdalla Biroole in Lower Juba region. The fighting came after Al-Shabaab attack on a military base in the village, resulting in unknown casualties of deaths and injuries.
Al-Shabaab claimed to have killed three Jubbaland troopers during the gun battle in which both sides used PKM and AK-47 rifles. There are no comments from Jubbaland security officials on the attack.
Al-Shabab has been fighting Somali government and African Union troops for control of southern Somalia in recent years.