The Somali government forces and the “Al Shabab” forces exchanged fire with each other, causing casualties

Samei Sadik Adan, a spokesman for the Somali police, confirmed that the Somali government forces were ambushed by “Al Shabab” armed elements during their routine patrol near the town of Afgoye in the western suburb of Mogadishu on the afternoon of the 14th. The fighting between the two sides lasted from 5:00 p.m. on the same day to 3:00 a.m. the next day. The Somali army killed 61 Somali “Al Shabab” fighters and 18 soldiers of the government army. “Al Shabab” in Somalia claimed that 24 government soldiers were killed in the fighting and occupied a village near Afgoye town.