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Al-Shabaab militants kill five people at Afgoye town,Lower Shabelle Somalia

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Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a government military base in Afgoye town which lies 30 KM south of Somali capital.

The attack prompted hours of heavy fighting between the Somali army and heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters.

Afgoye district administration police officer confirmed the death toll of five people killed among them was one government soldier and the rest were residents.

Government forces have been conducting large operations in the area since the assault on al-Shabaab fighters.

Afgoye which once used to be Al-Shabaab stronghold is an agricultural and strategic town located only 30 kilometres southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

The group is carrying out hit and run attacks in major towns under government and deadly explosions in the capital Mogadishu.

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