Published On: Sat, Jun 17th, 2017

Al shabaab militants raid large KDF base in Somalia

Heavily armed Al shabaab fighters were reported to have launched an overnight daring raid against a KDF military camp near Bardere town in Gedo region, residents confirmed.

The attack began in the evening, as residents break their Ramadan fast and continued until midnight, according to a villager, speaking to Radio Shabelle on condition of anonymity.

Al Shabaab militants encountered a stiff resistance from Kenyan troops and were driven back from the base during the a heavy gunfight, last inflicted losses on both sides.

However, the exact number of casualties remain unclear. AMISOM is yet to release its own statement concerning the Al shabaab attack on KDF base on the outskirts of Bardere district.

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