Kenyan army kills al-shabaab members in attack

kdfKenya’s military says it has killed 15 al-Shabaab fighters and destroyed a base belonging to the Islamist extremists’ militia group.

Kenya has been a frequent target for al-Shabaab, with the terrorist group making attacks on Kenyan soil, claiming to do so in order to show their annoyance at the Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia. Kenyan military spokesperson Colonel David Obonyo said in a statement that Kenyan troops under the African Union mission in Somalia had destroyed an al-Shabaab base at Yantooy, Southern Somalia in a dawn attack.

He alsosaid that the military had destroyed two boats that the terrorists have been using to cross river Jubba.

He added that Yantooy has been the main base used by rebels to cross the river from Jilib, an al-Shabaab base in Lower Shabelle region, and infiltrate the Lower Jubba region near the border with Kenya.

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