Source: Shabelle Media Network/allAfrica
Deadly clashes between Somali government soldiers supporting by Kenyan army and Al-shabab fighters were reported on Monday in parts of Lower Jubba region, south of the country, witnesses say.
TFG military officials said on condition of anonymity the battle that lasted for an hour broke out after the militants of Al-shabab have ambushed a military convoy belonging to Somalia and Kenya troops at undisclosed village between Taabta and Qoqani towns in southwestern Somalia, killing five militants.
News reports from the battlefields in Lower Jubba region of Somalia say that an unconfirmed number of Kenyan soldiers have been killed during their clashes with Al-Qaeda-linked Somali rebels.
No independent reports were immediately available from the fighting and the claim of Somalia government military officials in southwestern region of Somalia, but the situation in the area is reported to be calm at the moment.