A Djibouti military convoy assigned to the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was ambushed by al Shabaab fighters in the outskirts of Jalalaqsi town in Hiiraan region of Somalia. The convoy was transporting the Djiboutian soldiers to an operation in neighboring villages that are still under the control of the militants. Preliminary reports reveal that several soldiers were injured in the ambush but the troops were able to hold the militants off and killed several.
AMISOM and Somali National Army have intensified operations in the middle and southern parts of Somalia as part of an intensive operation to rid the areas of al Shabaab fighters that have been terrorizing residents. The troops recaptured at least four villages this week and as such, the ambush can be viewed as a retaliatory action against the deaths of their compatriots