Al-Shabaab and AMISOM fighters clash in Marka


MarkaA violent conflict erupted late last night between Al-Shabaab Islamist militants and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops in Marka district of Lower Shabelle region.

The Al-Qaeda linked insurgents attacked a military base belonging to AMISOM troops in the district, resulting in casualties and losses.

Somali Federal Government officials in Marka were unable to give a statement regarding the clashes although the town has seen a surge in planned attacks in the last few days.