Somali forces foiled an attack by the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab terrorist group near the capital city of Mogadishu, local authorities confirmed on Sunday.
The terrorists attacked Afgoye town about 30 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu.
According to Afgoye police chief Abdulkadir Osman, the terrorists attacked the town but SNA forces responded. The fighting last for a while before the government forces defeated and repelled them.
The officer said the terrorists suffered injuries but did not indicate any casualties on his forces. “Three civilians were also injured in the attack,” he added.