Thursday 2/3/2017, Kenya Defence Forces – KDF conducted surgical military operations against Islamist Al-Shabaab militants west of the sea port town of Kismayo.
Gunships Helicopters were used in the 8.45 am operation at an area between Afmadow and Hagar, Lower Jubba region, Somalia. This locality is about 31 kilometers Northwest of Afmadow and close to Subow Center.
KDF artillery shelling was supported by the Air force gunship helicopters.
In the morning onslaught, 57 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and unknown number injured. Following the raids, five technicals (vehicles mounted with guns) were destroyed among other militants’ weapons.
Earlier in the week, KDF warplanes had targeted an area between El Wak and Busar towns near Kenyan border where top Al Shabaab commanders were holding a secret meeting to plot attacks in the region.
KDF warplanes also struck a convoy of Al-Shabaab vehicles heading to El Adde village, to fetch water from a borehole in the area killing several militants.
KDF soldiers remains vigilant, committed relentlessly to pursue the terrorists from their hideouts to ensure peace and security in Kenya as well as support AMISOM operations to stabilize Somalia.