Heavy fighting erupts in Lower Jubba region between Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and members of Al-Shabaab.

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Additional information is emerging from heavy fighting in the Lower Jubba region between Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and members of Al-Shabaab.

The fighting erupted after Al-Shabaab militants reportedly attacked a Kenyan military base on Kuday Island in the Lower Jubba region, sparking heavy fighting with the use of various weapons.

Residents in Kudhaa said they heard gunshots from both sides, and that there were casualties on both sides as well as civilians.

Residents also said they were terrified during the fighting, as they feared harm from the fighting.

The latest reports from Kudhaa Island say that the situation is calm and the Kenyan military base is under attack.

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