NAIROBI, Soldiers of the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) have killed 31 militants belonging to al-Shabaab and destroyed al-Shabaab bases in Baadhade district in southwestern Somalia, on the border with eastern Kenya, says KDF spokesperson Joseph Owuoth.
He said in a statement issued here Monday that the operation was carried out Sunday based on intelligence gathered and executed by air and ground assets of the KDF. The ground troops were supported by attack helicopters and artillery to access the terrorists’ base and the two command and logistics bases located 17 kilometres from Siraria, near Hola Wajeer.
The soldiers attacked two command and logistics bases, killing the terrorists there while others fled with injuries.
“Following the operation, other al-Shabaab fighters fled with injuries. Two al-Shabaab vehicles were destroyed,” said Colonel Owouth.
Eleven AK-47 rifles, and four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized. Also recovered were foodstuff, communication equipment, several uniforms, a roll of detonating cable and 634 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK