Kenyan army kills 7 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Published: January 2, 2019

The Kenyan soldiers killed seven al-Shabaab militants in a military operation in southern Somalia, the army announced Wednesday.

“Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers operating under AMISOM (The African Union Mission in Somalia) engaged Al-Shabaab militants at a location along Tabda-Delahola supply route,” KDF spokesman Paul Njuguna said in a statement.

Some of the al-Shabaab militants escaped with injuries, the army said, adding, two Kenyan soldiers also sustained injuries.

The Kenyan soldiers seized nine AK-47 rifles, 10 firearm magazines, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and three grenades in the operation, according to the statement.

Kenya has witnessed a spate of attacks from Somali-based, al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militant group which killed more than 140 students from Garissa University in northern Kenya in April 2015, becoming their bloodiest attack on Kenyan soil.

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