Ethiopian forces clash with Al Shabaab
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Heavy fighting broke out between Ethiopian forces
under African Union peacekeeping force and Al Shabaab in parts of
Bakool region in southern Somalia.
The battle flared up when Al Shabaab fighters launched an ambush
attack on a convoy of Ethiopian forces in the vicinity of Wajid
district in the region.
Al-Shabaab claimed victory over the attack, saying its fighters
inflicted casualties on the Ethiopia troops but did not confirm the
number of the fatalities.
There is no word from Ethiopia and government officials about the
fighting and the attack.
The situation is calm this morning, however, the government and
Ethiopian troops were reported to be making movements around the town
of Wajid following the attack.