How the KDF killed 15 Shabaab terrorists in dawn attack
On Saturday, KDF killed the al Shabaab's commander Bashe Nure Hassan in Kuday.
In a statement, Kenya Defense Forces troops operating in Somalia, said that many militants have been left injured in the dawn attack.
KDF’s spokesperson Mr Joseph Owouth said the terrorists met their death at dawn at a camp four kilometres West of Catamaa, approximately 104 kilometres from the border town of El wak, Gedo region, following a well-organised attack on their camp.
Mr Owouth said "KDF Amisom detachment from a nearby location engaged the terrorists using artillery and mortar fire and successfully destroyed the terrorists’ camp.”
He has assured Kenyans that operations against Shabaab will continue “until all the terrorists are eliminated to ensure that locals continue to enjoy peace and security”.
The KDF soldiers operating under the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) have in the last few months conducted heavy attacks on the terrorists, which left them with many casualties.
Over the weekend, the Al-Shabaab terrorists were forced to execute some of their members whom they believed could be ‘enemies from within’ who were leaking secrets of their operations to the Amisom.
On Saturday, KDF killed the group's commander (Bashe Nure Hassan) as troops moved to protect a camp occupied by Somalia National Army in Kuday.
He was killed alongside one of his lieutenants.
Kenya deployed its armed men to Somalia in October 2011 in an operation dubbed ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ before they were amalgamated into Amisom the following year.
The Al-Qaeda affiliate at times has retaliated by targeting civilians in Kenya, causing death and injuries.
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