(Xinhua) -- At least 10
al-Shabab militants were killed at dawn on Monday by
Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) during a raid on their
hideout in the coastal county of Lamu.
Njuguna, the Spokesman for KDF, said in a press
release that the heavily armed militants from al-Shabab
were killed during a routine patrol by Kenyan troops
in North Pandaguo region of Lamu County.
"Today, at around 06:45 a.m., Kenya Defence
Forces soldiers operating in Lamu County launched an
attack on al-Shabab militants in the area of Taksile,
North of Pandaguo," said Njuguna.
"Following the incident, 10 alshabaab militants
"The soldiers also recovered seven AK47 rifles
and assorted ammunition.
"The soldiers are in pursuit of other militants
who fled with injuries," he added.
The military spokesman revealed that three KDF
soldiers sustained injuries during a gun battle with
al-Shabab militants and were receiving medical care.
Kenyan troops have intensified patrols in Lamu
County where al-Shabab militants have been carrying
out random attacks targeting civilians and security
The militants from Somalia based terrorist
network have found shelter in the vast Boni forest
that straddles Lamu and its neighboring county of
Garissa in northeastern Kenya.
Kenyan troops have also relied heavily on local
communities in Lamu County to obtain intelligence on
the movement and hideouts of al-Shabaab militants.
The military spokesman urged local civilians to
alert security officers in case they came across al-Shabab
militants who evaded the dawn onslaught.
"Locals are requested to share information with
the security officials in the area, as the fleeing
and wounded terrorists may seek assistance from
them," said Njuguna.
and Somali forces kill 35 al-Shabaab militants
(Xinhua) -- A total of 35
al-Shabab militants were killed and several others
injured after an exchange of fire between Somali
national army, backed by African Union forces, and
the militants in Qoryoley, a town in lower Shabelle
region, in southern Somalia, officials said on
One Somali soldier was killed and two others
injured during heavy fighting with the militants
overnight, Qoryoley Deputy Governor Abdi Ahmed Ali
"Our forces killed 35 al-Shabab militants and
injured several others after defeating the enemy who
attacked the town," Ali said.
"We have collected their bodies to bury now."
"We had prior intelligence that the terrorists
are going to attack us and this caused more
casualties on the enemy side," the governor said.
Al-Shabab has not yet commented on Ali’s
statement on the latest government victory over the
The group, however, claimed to have carried out
mortar attacks on bases of the Somali national army
and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
near Barawo, a town in the same region.
Dozen al-Shabab militants
killed in airstrike in southern Somalia
'al-Shabaab' murder two civilian passengers on the