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KDF kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants in clash in Somalia

NAIROBI
By Cyrus Ombati | January 3rd 2019

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops killed seven Al Shabaab militants and wounded an unknown number in a gunfight at Tabda in southern Somalia.

Nine AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers and three grenades were seized from the militants in the New Year clash.

Latest onslaught

KDF said two soldiers sustained minor injuries during the intense gunfight on January 1 at about 11am.

Confirming the incident, KDF spokesman Col Paul Njuguna said Kenyan soldiers will remain vigilant and will continue to relentlessly pursue terrorists to ensure peace and security of Kenya, as well as support AMISOM operations in order to stabilise Somalia.

This is the latest onslaught on the militants.

On December 20, US military killed 11 militants in two airstrikes in Beled Amin South Somalia.

On December 17, US military said it killed 62 members of Al Shabab extremist group in Gandarshe, Somalia.

The US Africa Command statement said no civilians were injured.

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