Somali forces on Tuesday killed four suspected Al-Shabaab militants shortly after the militants shot dead three civilians.
The three civilians died when the militants opened fire on a vehicle they were riding in.
“The forces went on pursuit of the militants after they killed three people. One of them escaped,” said Ali Nure, deputy governor of Lower Shabelle region.
Al-Qaida-affiliated group Al-Shabaab has carried out attacks on government forces in Lower Shabelle region in the past. Enditem