Somali troops clash with Al-Shabaab in Garbaharey
(Sh. M. Network) -- Al shabab beturbanned goons have made a surprise attack on the country's south-western town of Garbaharey used by Somali government-backed troops as a base, reports said.
Witnesses confirmed that the Al-Shabaab
... Harakat ash-Shabaab al-Mujahidin aka the Mujahideen Youth Movement. It was originally the youth movement of the Islamic Courts, now pretty much all of what's left of it. They are aligned with al-Qaeda but operate more like the Afghan or Pakistani Taliban...
fighters used heavy weaponry in the attack which took place on Tuesday night on the outskirts of Garbaharey, which sets near the to the country's borders with its neighbors Ęthiopia and Kenya.
The conflicts reportedly broke out late on Tuesday continuing overnight into early Wednesday when Al-Shabaab fighters attacked Garbaharey district, targeting Somali government forces using mortar shells and artillery fire.
At least two people were confirmed killed and three others have been injured who were taken to a hospital in the town for treatment, according to local residents.
On Wednesday,The situation is calm and Somali forces are still in control of the areas near Garbaharey town, the capital of Gedo region, south west Somalia.
Posted by: Fred