Fighting between Alshabaab and Somali government erupts in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, June 14, 2018 (Hornnews24) – Fighting between Alshabaab Islamic fighters the Somali government soldiers has broken out last night in Heliwaa District of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

The fighting erupted when Al-Qaida-linked Alshabaab has launched offensives on several military bases in the district killing a number of soldiers and wounding others.

Residents have said that they saw retreating government soldiers in some parts of Heliwa district and heavily Alshabaab fighters wielding weapons in the narrow streets.

Because of fighting, AMISOM forces and Somali army have set up road blocks at the suburbs of Mogadishu and prevented all kinds of vehicles to enter the city.

In another development, Alshabaab fighters have also attacked yesterday a military base of the South West autonomous state of Somalia at Qansahdhereh village in Bai region.

According to Andulus radio affiliated to Alshabaab at least two government soldiers have been killed in the onslaught and several others were wounded.

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