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Al-Shabaab kills seven Kenyan soldiers in Somalia

MOGADISHU (SD) – At least seven Kenya Military forces (KDF) soldiers were killed after KDF convoy hit by improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday.

According to locals, one of KDF military vehicles has ran over the IED in Hosingow of Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia.

The locals confirmed that the vehicle was extensively damaged but al-Shabaab which claimed the responsibility for the attack said seven soldiers killed were in the blast.

Kenyan authorities have commented on the latest attack against its forces in Somalia.

On Sunday, two military vehicles belonging to KDF hit EIDs suspected to have been planted by al-Shabaab along Tabdha-Dhobley road of Lower Jubba region. The attack killed at least four soldiers and injured several others.

Al-Shabaab militants have been carrying out attacks against Kenyan forces since 2011 when the East Africa nation sent troops to Somalia.

This week, Kenya military will be marking the fifth anniversary of El-Adde attack which claimed lives over 150 Kenyan soldiers.

The attack was executed by hundreds of al-Shabaab militants who managed to overran the base.

Almost five years down the line, Government of Kenya has not yet disclosed official of El-Adde attack which is the worst in Kenya’s military history.

There are over 3800 soldiers from Kenya in Somalia who are serving as AU peacekeepers.

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