Al-shabaab militants attack US-Kenya military base (Read Full Details)


Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, a government official said.

‘Lamu Commissioner Irungu Macharia’ told AFP that there was an attack but they have been repulsed,

He said the attack took place before dawn at the base known as Camp Simba, and that “a security operation is ongoing”, without saying if there had been casualties.

He however added that they are not sure if there are still remnants within.

We have successfully stormed the heavily fortified military base and we have now taken effective control of part of the base. They said.

They added saying there had been both Kenyan and American casualties, however this could not be immediately verified.

The organization however said the attack was part of its ‘Al-Quds (Jerusalem) shall never be Judaized campaign a term it first used during an attack on the upscale Dusit hotel complex in Nairobi in last year January that claims 21 people life.

The Somali jihadists have staged several large-scale attacks inside Kenya, in retaliation for Nairobi sending troops into Somalia in 2011 to fight the group, as well as to target foreign interests.

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