It is alleged that the accused, all of whom are nationals of Somalia, were indicted for aiding or abetting terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism....
"The attack was targeting non-locals and all those who died are not from here," says national police spokesman Charles Owino.
AMISOM's spokesperson says the militants are still a challenge since they are embedded within the population and difficult to deal with.
"The public is urged to go on with their business as usual. There is no threat," assures army spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire.
The attack took place early Thursday in the Bay region in the center of the country, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Mogadishu.
The meeting agreed on measures to ensure Al-Shabaab is denied the freedom of organizing and instigating attacks against civilians.
Two weeks ago, 358 people died in the worst attack in Somalia since the group launched its offensive in 2007.
We need to stand up together and fight Al-Shabaab who continue massacring our people," he said.
Lt Gen Osman Noor Soubagleh, the commander of AMISOM, said Al-Shabaab consists of native Somalis and some foreign fighters.
The decision is in line with the Republican Trump administration's policy to expand the authority of the military