Kenya kills four al-shabaab fighters

Communication equipment and weapons that were being used by the Al-Shabaab terror group to wreak havoc in the country recovered by Kenyan Defence Special Forces during a raid on December 27, 2020. PHOTO COURTESY: Citizen Tv

NAIROBI (SD) – At least four al-Shabaab fighters have been killed and several others sustained injuries after Kenya military raided the group’s training base in the coastal region of East Africa nation.

The attack which took place on Sunday morning destroyed the base in the vast Boni Forest, Lamu County.

In a statement, Kenya military said the forces recovered communication equipment and weapons belonging to the group.

According to the statement, the military also captured a terrorist and are holding him for interrogation.

The military raid comes four days after al-Shabaab fighters attacked Gumurey village where they abducted the head of village.

On Saturday, Kenya police confirmed that the head of Gumurey chief was found on a roadside.

Al-Shabaab has been carrying out deadly attacks in Kenya since 2011 when the East Africa nation sent its troops to Somalia.

Among deadly attacks the group staged in Kenya are Westgate mall, Mpekeketoni and Garissa University attacks, which claimed over four hundred lives, mostly civilians.

The group also attacked bases of Kenya military forces in El-Adde and Kulbiyow towns of southern Somalia. Unknown number of soldiers were killed in the attacks and over 20 others were captured alive thought several of them were later beheaded by the group.

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