Al-Shabab fighters early Sunday ambushed AMISOM convoy in Middle Shabelle region.
Dozens of armed Al-Shabab fighters attacked a convoy carrying Djiboutian troops at the outskirts of Jalalaqsi town in the Middle Shabelle region.
”We heard heavy gun battles that lasted for hours. All the residents were in a state of fear and shock,” said one resident in Jalalaqsi where the attack took place.
At least 6 people were injured but it was not immediately clear if they were civilians or the armed groups.
Al-Shabab fighters have claimed through their media that they have killed several Djibouti troops and destroyed their military trucks.
AMISOM officials are yet to comment on the incident.
Al-Shabab has been targeting Somali government and AMISOM troops in southern Somalia.