Somalia: African Union Troops Foil Al Shabab Attack

The African Union mission in Somalia, AMISOM, says its troops, along with Somali forces, have fended off an attack by al Shabab militants.

The mission said Tuesday that the militants attempted to attack them and government institutions in the town of Janale, in Lower Shabelle region.

AMISOM said al Shabab sustained heavy casualties. There was no immediate word on AMISOM casualties