Calm is reportedly returning to the town of Qoryoley, 120km south of Somalia capital a day after African Union Forces and the Somalia Government Army took the town from Al Shabab, RBC Radio reports.
According to residents at least four civilians from the same family were killed after a mortar shelling hit their home in the town of Qoryoley during heavy gun battle on Saturday.
The early morning assault has forced Al Shabab fighters to flee from the town. The Somalia military command and the African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] announced the town was liberated on Saturday.
Meanwhile the fighters of the Al Qaeda linked group of Al Shabab attacked Janale town which is few kilometers away from Qoryoley. It was unclear if there were any casualties resulted from the nighttime ambush.