At least three Somali servicemen killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack
At least three Somali troops have been killed when members of al-Shabab, terrorist group attacked a military base near the capital Mogadishu .
Al-Shabab, however, has given a different account of the attack, saying 11 Somali soldiers have been killed.
The government has deployed forces to Afgoye to ensure security in the region ahead of a presidential visit.
Despite being ousted from large parts of the south and central Somalia, al-Shabab continues deadly attacks across the country, which has been plagued by war and poverty for decades.
The terrorist group aims to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu and drive out African Union peacekeeping troops. It has been engaged in militancy since 2006.