Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, Harakat Al-Shabaab Mujahideen movement (HSM) conducted attacks against the Somali National Army bases and defensive position outside coastal town of Marka in Lower Shabelled region of Somalia.
SNA troops successfully repulsed the attackers
Militants fired rocket propelled grenades and mortars at SNA bases in El Ahmed and El Addow areas located in the outskirts of Marka.
Marka is the capital of Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.
2 Soldiers were wounded while a unspecified number of militants were killed when SNA troops conducted a counter attack.