Two Al Shabaab group’s figures were killed in fighting with Somali army forces, along with African Union troops in south of Somalia.
The fighting broke out in Qoryoley town after the allied forces attacked militants’s bases in the town, some 20km southwest of Somali capital Mogadishu, residents said.
Somali military says two senior commanders had been killed in the clash in the town.
There was no word from the armed group in Somalia over the latest military claims.
Last week, Somali based group Al Shabaab claimed to have killed 7 Ugandan peacekeeping soldiers with the African Union mission in Somalia.
The Al-Shabab has been waging an insurgency in Somalia for more than 10 years.
A 22,000-strong African Union force is in the country to help the government fight the al-Qaeda-linked militants.