An airstrike by Kenyan forces has killed the intelligence chief of Somalia’s militant group Al- Shabab.
According to a statement, Mohammed Karatey and 10 other Al-Shabab commanders were killed in the strike in southern Somalia on February 8.
— InteriorCNG Ministry (@InteriorKE) February 18, 2016
Mohammed Karatey is said to be the commander behind the El- Adde attack in Somalia that killed over 100 Kenyan soilders in January, according to Al- Shabab.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Colonel David Obonyo on Thursday said Karatey had gone to the camp to preside over the graduation of an estimated 80 Alamnyat recruits, who had completed their training and were due for deployment to carry out more terrorist attacks.
However, the Al-Shabab has dismissed that Karatey has been killed.
Kenya contributes more than 4,000 troops to the 22,000-strong AU force that is in Somalia helping the UN-backed government battle Al-Shabab, which is part of al-Qaeda.