Large explosions were reported to have hit Sunday night in Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle region, an Islamist rebel Al-shabaab held region in southern Somalia.
Local resident in Afgoye, a town 30 kilometers south of Mogadishu, said a large explosion was heard late on Sunday night and hit near the place where the militant had a meeting.
Also the residents of a small town located 50km from the capital Mogadishu, said that they heard another two explosions like missile strike in the same Sunday night.
The exact causalities of the explosions and who is behind them are not known, but last month United States said it was flying unmanned drones out of Ethiopia as part of a counter-terrorism campaign in the Horn of Africa.
Afgoye was on a target list of towns Kenya published on Nov.1. The militant Al-shabaab denied Afgoye had been bombed.
Kenya troops moved into Somalia last month to pursuit Al-shabaab militants. Kenya’s military spokesman, Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir, said Kenya was not responsible for the blasts in Afgoye, though he said they came during an Al-Shabaab meeting.
Separately Kenya had admitted Sunday that their troops have killed nine Al-shabaab fighters in the town of Elwak on the border between Kenya and Somalia.