June 12 2012
Heavy fighting has been reported between pro-government forces and Al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia's Lower Jubba region, according to the Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu).
Insurgents attacked government positions Tuesday on the outskirts of the town of Qoqani, residents said.
Both sides are said to be armed with heavy weapons.
Kenyan troops were also involved in the fighting against Al-Shabaab, witnesses said.
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