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Islamist group al Shabaab attacks Kenya base also used by US forces - Times of India

Rest of World News: Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, a source a

Jan 5th 2020 · 1 min read
Islamist group al Shabaab attacks Kenya base also used by US forces - Times of India

Reuters | Jan 5, 2020, 11:29 IST

The Lamu region saw another attack on Jan 02

NAIROBI: Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, a source and al Shabaab said. "They have attacked Manda airstrip in Lamu, which is just next to the military camp that hosts military personnel from many countries including Kenya and the US. We are informed that fighting is still ongoing," the military source told Reuters. He said the fighters were trying to access the base from the airstrip. Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgent group fighting to overthrow the weak, UN-backed Somali government, also put out a statement promising further updates. "An elite group of soldiers from Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen’s ‘Martyrdom Brigade’ launched a daring dawn raid on a US naval base known as ‘Camp Simba’ in Lamu County, Kenya. "...the base is home to hundreds of U.S.military personnel and Kenyan soldiers and serves as one of the many launch pads for the American crusade against Islam in the region," the al Shabaab statement said.

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