Heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters have early Saturday attacked Somali federal government forces military base in Deynuun town of Bay region.
According to officials from the FGS, Al-Shabaab has attacked the military forces base in the area but the forces have repulsed.
The attack prompted hours of heavy fighting between the Somali army and heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters.
There are a variety of casualties on both sides, although it is unclear exactly what the official casualties are.
Al-Shabaab, which is fighting the southern part of Somalia routinely targets AU forces and government bases in the country.
Daynuunaye town is approximately 26 km to Baidoa the city centre in Bay region.