Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Four 4 KDF soldiers killed by Al Shabaab in Somalia

At least four Kenyan Defense force soldiers are reported to have been killed in an ambush attack in Gedo province by Al Shabaab fighters on Friday.

The Al shabaab attack on KDF took place at Busar area, about 40 kilometers away from El Wak town near Somali border with Kenya, according to reports.

Gunfire broke out when a convoy carrying KDF soldiers came under ambush by Al shabaab, while travelling between Busar and El Wak in Gedo region.

Eyewitnesses said they could hear tick smoke rising from the scene of the attack and dead bodies and injured KDF soldiers lying on the ground at Busar area.

Kenya troops in Somalia are serving under African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), to help Somalia’s government in the fight against Al Shabaab.

The AU mission did not comment on Friday’s attack in Gedo region.

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