By Cyrus Ombati
Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 14 Al Shabaab militants and destroyed their command centre.
The troops, together with those of the Somali Transitional Federal Government, said they recovered communication equipment in the Tuesday dawn raid.
Military Spokesman, Maj Emmanuel Chirchir said no casualties had been reported on the troopsâ side.
"One technical destroyed and communication equipment recovered. No casualty on KDF/TFG troops. The command centre located between Elade and El Wilnley," he said in a Twitter posting.
Maj Chirchir also called for the support of commanders on the ground as they battled with the militants.
"Let commanders fight their battles. Letâs rally behind their concepts as they step up the good work," he tweeted.
The attack was the latest in a renewed attack on the militants who appear to be under siege as KDF troops race towards Kismayu and other strongholds in the war torn nation.
Last Friday, more than 10 militants were killed in a similar raid in the neighbouring country.
The Kenyan forces have displaced the insurgents from their territory and killed dozens of them since they ventured into Somalia last October.
The areas under KDF/TFG forces include Ras Kamboni, Bulgabo, Tabda, Girmna, Hosingo, Elare and Badhadhe.