MOGADISHU, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- An unknown airplane crashed in an area about 9 Kilometers of Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, local government official and residents told Xinhua.
Abdulkadir Nor Sidi, Lower Shabelle region mayor, told Xinhua by phone that airplane crashed in an area controlled by the Al-Qaeda linked group Al-Shabaab.
"We can confirm that the airplane crash-landed in an area controlled by the militants. We deployed many Somalia troops and we trying to know more details about the incident," the mayor said.
Residents confirmed that the plane crashed, but they did not know the type of the plane.
"We knew that airplane crashed. We can't go to the place because Al-Shabaab fighters are controlling the area," resident Abdirazak Ise told Xinhua.
On Oct 12, an Egyptian Cargo plane crashed near Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle region after falling to land at Mogadishu international Airport.