Heavy fighting erupts between Somalia forces and Al- Shabab in Qoryoley district

Qoryoley (SD) – Heavy shelling and explosions were reported early this morning at government forces bases in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region.

The Qoryoley district administration claimed the Somali forces at the base were able to rebuff the Al Shabab attack today.

Ibrahim Adam Najah the Governor of Lower Shabelle said that their forces killed three Al-Shabaab fighters, and confiscated several weapons, including a BKM gun.

He added that al-Shabaab had planned to bomb bridges that the administration had rebuilt, the bridges were destroyed before by the insurgence.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for two explosions that rocked a government military base in Qoryoley, and that their fighters took control of most of the district.

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