KDF Kills 15 Al-Shabaab Terrorists, Destroy their Camp in Gedo, Somalia

On 10th April 2017, at around 0600hrs, Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) which is operating under the mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) using its surveillance assets identified an Al-Shabaab camp, about 4 kilometers of West Catamaa and approximately 104 kilometers to the border town of Elwak, Gedo region.

KDF-AMISOM detachment from a nearby post raided the terrorists' camp and engaged Harakat Shabaab Mujahideen (HSM) fighters also known as Al-Shabaab in artillery and mortar fire.

Al-Shabaab camp was successfully destroyed and more than 15 terrorists killed. Several others terrorist fighters escaped with injuries and one technical destroyed (Al-Shabaab vehicle mounted with a gun). Assortment of weapons also recovered and others destroyed.

Kenya Defense Forces operation comes two days after the troops conducted another operation where they killed Al-Shabaab commander Bashe Nure Hassan and some of his unit fighters in the town of Kuday.

KDF in a statement sent to the newsroom confirming the raid, reiterated that their operations against the Islamist terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda will continue until all the terrorists are eliminated to ensure locals continues to enjoy peace and security

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