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7 KDF soldiers killed

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The seven were killed after their vehicle was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blamed on Shabaab near the Somalia town of Dhobley.

Two others sustained serious injuries when the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) was blown up by a powerful Improvised Explosive Devise, security sources said but the military headquarters was yet to comment on the matter.

The vehicle was part of a convoy on patrol when it was hit by the IED, causing a massive explosion.

“The IED tore apart the vehicle, killing the soldiers instantly,” a security source told the press.

The soldiers were reportedly headed to a military base in Dhobley in Somalia’s Lower Juba region when the attack occurred after a lull on such attacks for several months now.

The attack by the assailants comes nearly two months after the terror group claimed that it killed a dozen of KDF soldiers late January.

Just last week Thursday, at least four people were killed in Mandera, in what authorities blamed on Al Shabaab.

The four were attacked in Shimbir Fatuma area, a remote location in Mandera town bordering Somalia, according to police and local authorities.

In the recent past, Al Shabaab has been depending heavily on propaganda, and in some cases exaggerate the number of people they have killed.

“They were killed at the quarry during the attack and we are pursuing the attackers,” Mohamud Saleh, North Eastern Regional Commander said.

National Police Spokesman Charles Owino too confirmed the killings, and placed the toll at 4.

“The four who were killed were businessmen who were located at the quarry and when the locals got wind of an imminent attack, they opted to remain in the area,” he said.

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