Heavy clashes between Somali government forces and al-Shabaab militants broke out in some parts of Lower Shabelle region.
The fighting came after Al-Shabaab attacked SNA forces base in Qoryooley, Awdhegle, the outskirts of Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region.
Reports indicate that the fighting took place in Qoryooley district, and both sides used heavy weapons against each other. At least three people were killed and another 10 injured, residents said.
In addition to that homes and businesses were burned down by the fighting, and the situation is calm this morning.
The commander of the Somali national armed forces in the Lower Shabelle region has not yet commented on the clashes
Al-Shabaab has recently intensified its attacks on Somali National Army bases in regions.