Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Al-Shabaab insurgents battled Somali government troop and Kenyan forces in separate battles in southern Somalia, officials said.
In a clash early Monday, al-Shabaab militants attacked a government
base at Qura's Jome in the Bakool region of southwestern Somalia, the
Shabelle Media Network reported. Al-Shabaab gained control of the town
near the Ethiopian border after several hours of fighting.
Insurgents attacked Kenyan troops and members of the paramilitary
Raskamboni group Sunday night at the airport in Kismayo. A few minutes
later, al-Shabaab attacked another military base at Kismayo University.
No casualty figures from any of the clashes have been released.