Bomb blast in Lower Shabelle region

Bomb blast in Lower Shabelle region

AMISOM peacekeepers, particularly Ugandan troops, have carried out airstrikes in Lower Shabelle region.

The administration of Lower Shabelle region in Somalia said that dozens of Al-Shabaab fighters were killed in the shelling.

Reports say that the attack targeted a convoy of Al-Shabaab vehicles and a place where they were planning to carry out attacks.

Lower Shabelle Governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur Sidi said Ugandan troops had shelled several areas to prevent Al-Shabaab militants from entering the country during Ramadan.

Al-Shabaab has not yet commented on reports from the Lower Shabelle regional administration that airstrikes have killed al-Shabaab fighters in the region.