Somalia: Gov’t, AMISOM troops clash with Al Shabaab in Baidoa
BAIDOA (Mareeg.com) — News reports from Bay region suggest that heavy clash broke out between Gov’t troops backed by AMISOM forces and Al Shabaab in Baidoa, the capital of Bay region, witnesses said.
The witnesses confirm that the battle flared up after Al Qaeda associated Al Shabaab militants launched an ambush attack on an armored personnel carrier with Dozen Somali and AMISOM forces, moving at the areal between Baido and Awdiinle towns, causing unconfirmed casualties.
Both officials from Al Shabaab and Government forces were unavailable to reach on the for comments on the ambush attack .
However, Al Shabaab militants usually carry out hit and run assaults, roadside bomb and other attacks against Somali federal Government troops in Bay region.
Baidoa, a town just situated 256 kilometers (159 mi) by road northwest of the capital Mogadishu.