Kenya Navy Attacks Kismayo, Fires MissilesMay 29 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Two Kenya navy warships have attacked Kismayo on Tuesday, 29th May of 2012.
The Somali seaport town and stronghold of the Al-Shabaab was attacked after Al-Shabaab fired shots at them.
Intelligence reports confirm the attack with the Kenyan vessels firing missiles on the Al-Shabaab positions.
Our intelligence report shows that the attacks came very early in Tuesday morning after Al-Shabaab brigades fired shells at the ships which were patrolling the area.
The intelligence however explains the presence of the Kenyan warships on the area as deliberate.
The warships were there on purpose, one, either to take enemy fire and determine what type of anti-ships weaponry the Al-Shabaab had and can use, and two, how the Al-Shabaab could respond to a naval onslaught.
Intelligence gathered on the attack shows that the Kenyan vessel came close to dock to the port prompting an attack before the warship sped away to safety.
The ships are still within range of Kismayo.