The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) foiled an al-Shabaab attack on the night of Saturday, May 17, in an ambush in which they killed five members of the militia group.
A statement released by KDF on Sunday detailed how 20 members of the militia group had lodged an attack on Somali Security Forces in Billis Qookani.
The attack was well planned as the militia attacked in three different directions but KDF officers responded promptly by dispatching a special force.
“After the gunfight, KDF troops had killed 5 Al Shabaab terrorists, they also recovered 5 AK47 rifles and several rounds of ammunition.
“KDF will continue to work closely with SSF in support of operations to restore peace and reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab. Additionally, KDF will continue to build the capacity of SSF as well as assist them in stabilisation, reconciliation and peacebuilding in Somalia,” read the statement in part.
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