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Source: Shabelle

A fierce and violent conflict erupted on the outskirts of Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle between joint African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops and Somali National Army soldiers (SNA) against Al-Shabaab.

The terrorist insurgents attacked an SNA and AMISOM military sitting in the town just outside Qoryoley when the battle initiated.

Locals have reported to Shabelle that the fight also affected towns in the district like Maanyo Mudug, Farhanle and Abdi Ali.

The Qoryoley district commissioner for Lower Shabelle region, Mohamed Haji Osman, said that the battle caused immense losses to Al-Shabaab insurgents.

Despite the confrontation last night, the atmosphere around the district is relatively calm according to local residents.

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