The attack took place at a checkpoint manned by troops from the South West Administration at Shafi Gaduud Airport in Baidoa.
Reports indicate that a checkpoint was guarded at Baidoa airport, and there was a brief skirmish between South West forces and Al-Shabaab.
Residents in the vicinity of the city’s Baidoa airport said they heard gunshots from both sides, and wounded people were taken to the city Baidoa hospital.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on a checkpoint at Baidoa airport, killing two soldiers and wounding another.
South West Army officials operating in Baidoa have not yet commented on the attack, and al-Shabaab has carried out several mortar attacks on Baidoa airport.