There was no immediate comment from Haysom on the government
forces kill seven al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan military said Tuesday
its soldiers operating under the African Union Mission in
Somalia (AMISOM) killed seven al-Shabab terrorists while an
unknown number escaped with injuries in southern Somalia.
Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) spokesman Paul Njuguna said two
soldiers sustained minor injuries during the fighting along
Tabda-Delahola supply route at around 11 a.m.
"Additionally, nine AK 47 rifles, ten magazines, two
rocket-propelled grenade launchers and three grenades were
captured," Njuguna said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
He said KDF 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
Somalia and AMISOM forces have embarked on joint security
operations to clear main supply routes to facilitate delivery of
humanitarian aid to the population.
Three injured in mortar
attack on UN compound in Somalia
MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) --
Two United Nations staff members and a contractor
were injured on Tuesday after seven mortars landed inside the UN
compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Nicholas Haysom, special representative of the UN
secretary-general for Somalia, confirmed that none of the
injuries is life-threatening and condemned the indirect fire
"Today's indirect fire attack on the main UN compound in
Mogadishu may amount to a violation of international
humanitarian law, and I deplore this unwarranted act of
aggression against our personnel," Haysom said in a statement
issued in Mogadishu.
The militant group al-Shabab has reportedly claimed
responsibility for the attack, the first such attack this year.
"No political agenda can be served through violence that
deliberately targets staff members of international
organizations who are supporting the consolidation of peace and
the strengthening of governing institutions in Somalia," Haysom
The UN envoy wished the wounded colleagues a full recovery.