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Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu cou...

by Reuters Editorial Jan 5th 2020 · 1 min read
Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya’s coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it was unclear whether there were any casualties.

The attack underscores the resilience of al Shabaab, which has maintained a campaign of deadly bomb and gun attacks despite being ejected from their bases in Somali capital Mogadishu and other areas years ago.

Reporting by Joseph Akwiri and Feisal Omar; Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Kim Coghill

last updated: 2020-01-05@08:01