Several killed as allied forces clash with rebel fighters Lower Juba in ,jubbaland region of somalia
At least four people were killed and several others injured after fierce fighting erupted between allied forces of Ras Kamboni, Kenyan and TFG on one side and Al-Shabaab rebel fighters at Kulbiyow, Lower Juba.
The fight started after rebel fighters attacked allied bases in the area, prompting hours-long fight.All those killed are said to be combatants from both sides involved in the fight. The number of injuries is yet to be known.TFG official claimed that they repulsed rebel fighters who attacked their bases. Al-Shabaab also claimed victory in the fight.The two sides also clashed in the area Wednesday night.This comes as Uganda, Kenya and Somalia join hands in fighting the rebel group following a meeting between their head of states in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Wednesday.Kenyan troops are set to join the African Union force operating in Mogadishu, alongside Ugandan and Burundian soldiers.About 3,000 members of the Kenya Defence Forces are said to be active in the battle against Al-Shabaab.