Fierce fighting has erupted between Kenyan troops and Al-Shabaab in El-Adde, Somalia.
The Ministry of Defence in Nairobi said Al-Shabaab militants overran a Somali National Army (SNA) camp at 4am in El-Adde, triggering a counter-attack by the Kenya Defence Forces.
Military spokesman David Obonyo said the number of casualties is not known. The fighting was still going on by 10am Friday (Alarmists have placed the number of those killed at 50)
â€œAl-Shabaab attacked the SNA camp, which is in close proximity to [the] KDF camp at Elade. The SNA camp was overrun and KDF troops under Amisom counter-attacked in support of SNA. The fighting is still going on. KDF will provide more information once it becomes available,â€ he said.
According to Reuters, Al-Shabaab claimed it had killed soldiers, was in control of Ceel Cado and had captured armoured vehicles.
AFP stated that Somali army colonel Idris Ahmed said Al-Shabaab suicide commando blasted a way into the base.
“They launched an offensive on a military base at El-Adde and there was heavy fighting which caused casualties,” Col Ahmed said.