By Strategic Intelligence News
Somali based jihadistsÂ Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants attempted to ambush a Kenya Army Border Operations Special unit forward base.
The militants also staged an attackÂ at the village of Haamey, a tiny frontier village 40 kilometres from the border with Somalia.
The militants torched 3 thatched huts.
Army personnel from the forward base at Liboi were called in and effectively stopped the cross-border incursion.
Military Intelligence reports show at least 26 militants from theÂ Harakat al-Shabaab al-MujahideenÂ group were killed by Kenya Army during the operations. Dozens others escaped with gun injuries.
The porous Kenya-Somalia border has factored increase in terrorism acts in the border regions of the republic of Kenya.
Kenya has commenced the construction of a wall that will separate the two countries and effectively neutralize the threat posed by militants.
The cross-border attack signals escalation of terrorists militant strategy. It further shows existence of elements ofÂ Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants mobile bases near the Somali border with Kenya.
Analysis shows thatÂ Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants may be trying to establish larger operating bases in areas 100 kilometres from the Kenyan border with the intent to conduct future Â terror and militant attacks.