Al-Shabaab militants have reportedly attacked an AMISOM base in the Burane area on the outskirts of Mahaday district.
They said heavy explosions from rocket-propelled grenades were followed by gunfights.
Both sides allegedly suffered an unknown number of casualties.
Al-Shabaab has allegedly claimed responsibility
"BREAKING: Fierce clashes between #AlShabaab militants and #Burundian forces serving under #AU have been reported in Buurane village, about 18km away from #Jowhar. Residents say heavy explosions said to be RBGs were heard last night. The group has claimed responsibility," one source reported.
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