30 Shabaab militants killed in attack on Somalia base

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group members including spokesperson Robow Abu Mansur (centre) outside Mogadishu. The Somali National Army (SNA) has killed more than 30 Shabaab militants in Kolbio, close to the Kenyan border, the Kenya Defence Forces has said. PHOTO/AFP

The Somali National Army (SNA) has killed more than 30 Shabaab militants in Kolbio, close to the Kenyan border, the Kenya Defence Forces has said.

Military spokesman Major Emmanuel Chirchir said SNA are believed to have attacked a base belonging to the militants.

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On Tuesday, a senior US military official told the media that a drone strike in southern Somalia had killed two Al-Shabaab militants including the group’s top explosives expert.

KDF said a Shabaab commander who planned the September 21 Westgate terrorist attack in Nairobi had been killed in the drone strike.-nation

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