KDF speaks out on dawn attack by Al-Shabaab militants

Kenya news, Kenya Defence Forces soldiers attached to the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) patrol Kisimayu town on November 20, 2015. PHOTO | FILE

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has refuted claims that will 57 soldiers were killed on Friday morning after their camp in Kulbiyow town, Somalia was attacked by Al-Shabaab militants.

Instead, KDF Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paul Njuguna said the soldiers successfully repulsed the attackers as well as the camp was not overran.

The Al-Shabaab militants had attacked the camp using a vehicle that will was laden with home-made explosives.

“Our brave soldiers repulsed the terrorists who had tried to access the camp using a Suicide Vehicle Borne improvised Explosive Vehicle (SVBIED) as well as This kind of is usually important to note that will contrary to information peddled by the terrorists, our camp has not been overran,” Lt Col Njuguna said.

Speaking earlier on NTV,  Lt Col Njuguna claimed Kenyan forces had killed many the attackers, nevertheless that will a comprehensive report will be issued later.

The Al-Shabaab, through its platforms on social media, had claimed that will they had killed more than 57 Kenyan soldiers who are operating under AMISOM.

nevertheless Lt Col Njuguna said the information was false as well as part of Al-Shabaab’s war propaganda.

He claimed a pacification operation, reinforced by Kenya Army as well as Kenya Air Forces planes, had been ordered soon after the attack.

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KDF speaks out on dawn attack by Al-Shabaab militants

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