Somalia National Army (SNA) and Jubbaland forces conducted a joint military operation to flush out Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Jubba on Thursday morning.
According to military officials, the joint operation will continue with an aim to flush out Al-Shabaab elements hiding in keys areas of Lower Jubba.
Bulo-Gadud District Commissioner Mahad Matan Bulle said the operation killed at least 10 al-Shabaab fighters including officials.
In the past few days, SNA forces have conducted military operations against Al-Shabaab in some parts of Lower Shabelle after Al-Shabaab militants attacked Barire and Awdhigle military bases.
The Somali military repelled the fighters after an hour of heavy fighting killing over one hundred militants.
Al-Shabaab claimed that it had killed over 60 government soldiers in the attack on the Bariire military base and seized several military vehicles.