Baidoa (sh.M.Network) reports from Baidoa town in the lower Shabelle region confirm that a heavy fighting broke out between Al shabab fighters and Somali government forces backed by AMISOM troops.
The fighting erupted after Al-Shabaab militants attacked a military base in the southwestern town of Baidoa, sparking a fierce gun battle.
Witnesses said the fighting took place at the South West military bases in Suuaa Xoolaha and Bukriyey neighborhood, killing one soldier and wounding another, and other reports said that civilians were injured. taken to Baidoa City Hospital.
Security forces in Baidoa have not yet commented on the Al-Shabaab attack on the South West military bases, as Al-Shabaab has carried out similar attacks on several bases in Baidoa.
The fighting in Baidoa comes at a time when Baidoa is undergoing parliamentary elections