Heavy fighting broke out between Somalia military forces and Al Shabab militants in Jalalaqsi town in central Somalia’s Hiiraan region, residents said.

The battle started after Al Shabab agents launched deadly assault on military bases in the town during the ambush attack that lasted for hours, according to residents who spoke to Shabelle Media in Mogadishu.

The militants from Al Shabab reportedly took control of the military base in the town, sources have told Shabelle Media but it was unclear the exact figures of casualties on both warring sides.

Somalia military officials told Shabelle Media based in Mogadishu that its troops repulsed Al Shabaab attack on their army base, adding that the militants had been inflicted heavy losses.

However, the casualties that have been resulted from the battle between Somalia military forces Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants are yet to be established.

Source: Shabelle News