Three Al-Shabaab killed, 5 KDF soldiers injured in Basuba, Lamu County

By: GALGALO BOCHA and FRED MUKINDA

Three Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed near Basuba in Lamu County on Wednesday in a battle with the Kenya Defence Forces.

KDF spokesman Colonel David Obonyo said five soldiers were injured in the 10am confrontation.

Two AK-47 rifles and 17 rounds of ammunition were found.

Col Obonyo said a KDF vehicle was hit by a home-made bomb seven kilometres from Basuba.

He said the soldiers, who were on patrol, engaged the militants in a fight, killing three of them.

“Others escaped with multiple bullet wounds (and) five KDF soldiers were injured, two of them seriously and are receiving medical attention,” said Col Obonyo.

Locals said they heard gunshots and saw smoke billowing from Boni Forest, where the KDF is said to be conducting an operation to root out Al-Shabaab terrorists.