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Somalia: Al Shabaab "captured" Kenyan troops

Somalia: Al Shabaab "captured" Kenyan troops


Al Shabaab insurgents on Sunday said they had captured Kenyan troops during last week’s attack at an AMISOM base in El-Adde, Somalia.

The extremist group however did not give figures but claim to have killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers early Friday.

The bodies of the victims have been flown back to the country, awaiting identification by the families.

AMISOM, together with the Kenyan government have however not given the statistics on the casualties in last weeks attacks.

Calls for the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to withdraw the Kenyan forces from Somalia, have been futile as he believes that the troops are protecting Kenya.

“With our allies, we will continue in Somalia to fulfil our mission,” he said.

The country has been a victim of a series of attacks in past years by the terrorists since its forces went into Somalia to battle the extremists.