5 July 2018

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks KDF Base in Southern Somalia

Al-Shabaab has fired several mortar shells at a military belonging to Kenyan defence forces [KDF] serving under African Union Mission [MISOM] in southern Somalia, residents said.

The mortar attack was targeted at KDF's camp in Fafahdhun area in Gedo, where the Kenyan soldiers are stationed, according to a villager, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone.

The raid has sparked a heavy gunfight ensued between the militants and the Kenyan troops which led to an unspecified number of casualties.

Kenyan defence ministry has not yet commented on the attack so far.

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