Gun battles and grenade attacks killed one person on Monday night in Marka town which lies 110 km South of the Somali capital, witnesses said.
Men with guns ambushed the government soldiers while they patrolled in Via-Wajeer neighbourhood.
“Unidentified men hurled a hand grenade at the soldiers and escaped in the melee of gunfire from other troops nearby,” said a resident who witnessed the incident.
He said six others were wounded.
The administration of Marka town did not give any details about the attack in the town.
Marka town has seen little peace since AMISOMtroops supporting Somalia government drove out Al-Shabab group three years ago.
Roadside bombs, attacks on government installations, assassination attempts, and gun battles have become common.
Civilians often are caught in the crossfire.