Published On: Fri, Oct 28th, 2016

KDF jets bomb Al shabaab stronghold in Gedo region

Kenyan defense forces (KDF) military jets are reportedly launched an airstrike on Al shabaab camp near Bardere city in Gedo region on Friday, a local resident said.

The aerial bombing against the militant base by KDF warplanes came after Al shabaab fighters staged an attack on army bases in Ali Hared area, about 20Km away from Juungal district.

Juungal, is key town  re-captured by Somali forces on Wednesday from Al shabaab after a deadly offensive that claimed lives of three militants and two soldiers.

The Al shabaab attack sparked heavy exchange of gunfire between the militants and allied troops that left 4 Somali government soldiers dead, the anonymous villager said.

The casualty figures on Al shabaab fighters as a result of the skirmish is sketchy, but the resident said the coalition forces repelled the militant attack.

Al shabaab did not comment on the reported casualties and the attack, which was the latest in string of clashes between its fighters and Somali troops backing by KDF in Gedo.

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