Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers have clashed with Al-Shabaab fighters after the militants raided pastoralists communities in Gedo region, southern Somalia.
According to reporters, the military sent troops to chase away Al-Shabaab fighters who rustled livestock from locals in a village near Bardere town.
The fighting took place on Friday [29 November], leading to an unknown number of casualties on both sides.
The local administration from Bardere has not commented on the fighting.
Al-Shabaab fighters have recently stepped up efforts to extortion activities areas under its control.