ADVERTISEMENT

KDF soldiers successfully counter Alshabaab attack leaving 5 dead

KDF soldiers at work

KDF in action

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers working under AMISOM managed to successfully counter an Alshabaab attack in Somalia on Saturday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

The attack which involved about 20 terrorists targeted the Somali Security Forces in Bilis Qooqani through three directions.

Ministry of Defence

According to a stamen issued by the Ministry of Defence, the KDF killed five terrorists after a gunfight.

“A KDF unit also stationed in the area responded by dispatching a special platoon of soldiers to support the Somali Security Forces. After the gunfight, KDF had killed five terrorists. They also recovered five AK 47 rifles and several rounds of ammunition” the statement read.

Further, the ministry of Defence added that the KDF will continue supporting the Somali Security Forces in restoring peace and reducing the threats posed by the Al-Shabaab.

Al-shabaab and coronavirus

Recently, Mandera governor expressed concerns over the tampering of covid-19 samples by the Al-Shabaab. As a result, he said that the testing would be done in Nairobi instead of Wajir and warned residents sneaking into Somali to gather in worship places.

Mandera county has since been put in lockdown due to increased cases of Coronavirus.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

List of gov't pledges to Magoha's family regarding his sendoff

List of gov't pledges to Magoha's family regarding his sendoff

Tribunal recommends Ruto to fire Justice Juma Chitembwe

Tribunal recommends Ruto to fire Justice Juma Chitembwe

ODM MPs in trouble for meeting Ruto at State House

ODM MPs in trouble for meeting Ruto at State House

Jalang'o speaks after meeting Ruto at State House

Jalang'o speaks after meeting Ruto at State House

Uncovering digital informalities in Nairobi with MATZA Edgelands

Uncovering digital informalities in Nairobi with MATZA Edgelands

How to apply for Gov't Spokesperson job worth Sh970k per month

How to apply for Gov't Spokesperson job worth Sh970k per month

Doctors narrate 15-hour surgery to save conjoined twins [Video]

Doctors narrate 15-hour surgery to save conjoined twins [Video]

Why many Kenyans are experiencing slight shock when touching cars, doors, other objects

Why many Kenyans are experiencing slight shock when touching cars, doors, other objects

Raila reunites with ex-World Bank boss after 35 years [Details]

Raila reunites with ex-World Bank boss after 35 years [Details]

ADVERTISEMENT