11 suspected al Shabaab and two KDF soldiers killed in botched attack
Eleven Al-Shabaab militiamen, includingÂ two fighters of Caucasian origin, and twoÂ KDF soldiers were Sunday morning killedÂ in an attack on a military camp at BaureÂ area, Lamu County. According to military spokesman ColonelÂ David Obonyo, Al-Shabaab militiamenÂ attempted to attack the KDF camp atÂ about 5:45 am Sunday morning but theÂ attack was repulsed. KDf managed to neutralize 11 Al-ShabaabÂ fighters in the firefight, which also saw
two KDF soldiers lose their lives.
â€œThe attack was aggressively repulsedÂ and during the firefight 11 Al-ShabaabÂ terrorist, including two fighters of
Caucasian origin, were neutralised,â€ saidÂ Colonel Obonyo.
KDF recovered an assortment ofÂ weapons, including 13 AK-47 rifles, fiveÂ RPGs and eight grenades. Mr Obonyo further appealed to membersÂ of the pubic to report any suspiciousÂ looking individuals or anybody seekingÂ medical assistance in the area. The attack happened just minutes afterÂ the same group of Al-Shabaab militiamen
attacked a health center in the same areaÂ early Sunday morning. The militiamen reportedly attackedÂ Manga Health Center where they stoleÂ medicine before burning the store andÂ two motorcycles.
They also set Mangai Secondary SchoolÂ dormitory on fire. Confirming the incident, Senior ChiefÂ Lamu County Abdallah Shahassy said theÂ militiamen launched the attack at aboutÂ 5am. This comes just days after the Inspector
General of Police Joseph Boinett issued aÂ statement saying that police are on highÂ alert based on intelligence reports thatÂ terrorists might be planning attacksÂ during the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan.
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