Kenyan soldiers kill 57 Shabaab militants in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have killed 57 Al-Shabaab militants during an operation in Subow Centre near Afmadow region in Somalia.
The attack by KDF soldiers who are operating under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) also left several other militants with injuries.
In a statement, KDF says they will remain vigilant to ensure the terrorists don’t pose any security threat to Kenya.
“Following the engagement, five technical’s were destroyed among other weapons,” a KDF statement indicated.
The militants have lately also posed threats to Kenyan soldiers by raiding their camps, where lives have been lost.
On January 27, Kenya Defence Forces KDF soldiers engaged Al-Shabaab militants following an attack at their camp in Kulbiyow town in Lower Jubba region of Somalia.
Heavy fighting ensued between the militants and KDF soldiers but they managed to repulse the aggressors during the dawn attack.
Though no figures were given, lives were lost on from both sides.
The attack came a year after the El Adde incident in which a KDF camp was overrun and more than 100 Kenyan soldiers killed.
By JOSEPH MURAYA