Al-Shabaab militants have early Wednesday attacked Somali federal government forces military base in Qoryooley town of Lower Shabelle region.
According to officials, Al-Shabaab has attacked Somali military base in Qoryooley town but the forces have repulsed and killed four Alshabaab militants.
The attack prompted hours of heavy fighting between the Somali army and heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters.
The Somali National Army has been conducting large-scale operations against Al-Shabaab and seized strategic towns in the Lower Shabelle region
Al-Shabaab has been the last weeks increasing military bases attacks in the southern part of Somalia routinely targets AU forces and government bases.