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Al Shabaab overrun a military camp in Somalia

By Maureen Murimi, Citizen Digital

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An unknown number of soldiers have been killed following an early morning Al Shabaab attack at the Somali National Army (SNA) camp, which is in close proximity to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camp at Elade in Somalia.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Defence,  the SNA camp was over run and the KDF troops under AMISOM counter-attacked in support of SNA.

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“The fighting was still ongoing by the time of this release and the number of casualties on both sides is unknown,” read the statement.

According to Ministry of Defence Colonel of Public Affairs D.O Obonyo, KDF will provide more information on the incident once it becomes available.

This is not the first attack on a military camp carried out by the Al Shabaab.

On June 14th 2015, at least 16 Al Shabaab militants were killed in a botched attack at a military camp in Baure, Lamu County.

Two KDF soldiers also lost their lives in the attack.

The militants estimated to have been about 200 fled into Boni forest where an operation to flush them was then carried out.

More to follow…


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