Fighting between Jubbaland state forces and Al-Shabaab fighters took place outside Kismayo today.
The fight erupted after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a convoy of Jubbaland troops heading to their Abdalla Birole base.
According topropaganda sites working with the militant group, two Jubbaland soldiers were killed in the fight. However, this cannot be independently verified.
The Jubbaland forces, escorted by armoured vehicles, later arrived at their base.