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Kenya,Somali soldiers involved in 20-minute fierce fight

One soldier was killed in the clashes that lasted for 20 minutes.

Mohammed Ahmed, a senior military officer at the Somali Defense Ministry says the Somali soldiers fought Friday morning with Kenyan soldiers on patrol in Elwak.

The fight is said to have occurred when the Kenyan Defense Forces soldiers mistook the Somali soldiers for Al-Shabaab extremists. The clashes are said to have lasted for more than 20 minutes.

The militant group has carried out numerous deadly attacks inside Kenya in recent months.

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Kenya is one of several regional countries that has contributed thousands of troops in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help curb the Al Shabaab insurgency and help improve security as part of reconstruction efforts.

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