Fierce preventing has been reported between the Liyu police and Al Shabaab within the Bakool area

Mogadishu – Fierce preventing between Liyu police forces and al Shabaab militants was reported in Aato district of Somalia’s Bakool area after the militant group carried out an assault beginning with mortar shells early Friday.

Residents stated the preventing had affected all actions in public transport, enterprise and motion of individuals and a tense scenario nonetheless exists within the district.

The casualties triggered by the combat are nonetheless unknown.

Heavy preventing was reported on Wednesday after al-Shabab militants attacked Yeed and Aato districts within the Bakool area alongside the border with Ethiopia.

In two weeks, the militants attacked the Liyu police forces in Aato district for the second time.

Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), working in Somalia as a part of a bilateral safety settlement between Ethiopia and Somalia, depend on the Liyu Police for border safety and provide route safety and logistics.

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