At least four Kenyan soldiers have been killed and several others sustained injuries after their vehicles hit by improvised explosive devices in Southern Somalia, the latest attack against Kenyan troops in Somalia.
According to Kenya military statement, al-Shabaab militant group has targeted the convoy along Tabdha-Dhobley road in Lower Jubba region.
The troops who are working under the framework of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) lost four soldiers and two of their vehicles were destroyed in the attack.
About seven others were injured in the attack as per the reports.
In a statement posted on its affiliate online media, al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility for the attack saying it killed 17 soldiers in the attack.
The blasts come amid Kenya military will be marking the fifth anniversary of El-Adde attack next week. Over 150 Kenyan soldiers were killed by al-Shabaab militants during the raid.
Almost five years down the line, Government of Kenya has not yet commented on the attack which is the worst in Kenya’s military history.
Kenya sent its soldiers to Somalia in 2011 to al-Shabaab fighters. Currently. There are over 3800 soldiers from Kenya in Somalia who are serving as AU peacekeepers.
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