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Al Shabab fighters target Kenyan military base in Somalia

Kismayo (SD) – Fighting between Al-Shabaab and Kenyan military forces in Somalia has erupted in Qoqani area of Lower Jubba region last night, according to local residents who spoke with local media.

The fighting reportedly started after Al-Shabaab militants fired mortars at the Kenyan military base in Qoqani, Kenyan army then responded with heavy artillery fire.

Local residents said that the fighting lasted for a short time, although they couldn’t verify any casualties.

The clashes took place at a time when al-Shabab militants were also targeting Jubaland forces in Baar- Sanguuni military base.

The Kenyan military forces in Somalia, the Jubaland authorities and Al Shabab have not officially commented on the fighting.

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