Heavily armed fighters linked to the Al Shabaab militants attempted to attack on a government army base near Afmadow town on Friday 30th October 2015 were successfully repulsed.
The Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab fighters launched an attack at the military base prompting a fierce response confrontation between both warring sides.
While confirming the terrorist’s incident, a senior Jubbaland army officer told local media that the Somali government troops managed to repulse the assault and subsequently inflicted heavy losses on Al Shabaab militants during the counter-attack.
Dozens of Al Shabaab militants were killed while scores others fled wounded.
The Harakata al Shabaab al Mujahideen movement is trying to topple the internationally backed government and install a strict sharia law.
The militants who have suffered significant blows from the government and allied African Union peacekeeping troops have also been trying to carry out guerrilla kind of attacks against security forces installations have lost several strategic localities in south and central Somalia.