KDF soldiers kill 5 Al-Shabaab militants during foiled attack on Somali forces


KDF soldiers kill 5 Al-Shabaab militants during foiled attack on Somali forces
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • Close to 20 Al-Shabaab militants attacked the SSF station from three different directions at around 12:30am.
  • A KDF unit operating under AMISOM and stationed in the area however dispatched a special platoon of soldiers to assist their Somali counterparts.

Five Al-Shabaab militants were on Saturday killed by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers during a foiled attack on Somali Security Forces (SSF) stationed in Bilis Qooqani.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, close to 20 Al-Shabaab militants attacked the SSF station from three different directions at around 12:30am.

A KDF unit operating under AMISOM and stationed in the area however dispatched a special platoon of soldiers to assist their Somali counterparts.

“After the gunfight, KDF troops had killed 5 Al Shabaab terrorists, they also recovered 5 AK47 rifles and several rounds of ammunition,” read the statement.

“KDF will continue to work closely with SSF in support of operations to restore peace and reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab. Additionally, KDF will continue to build capacity of SSF as well as assist them in stabilization, reconciliation and peace building in Somalia.”

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