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Al Shabaab Claims It Destroyed 7 Aircraft Used By US Forces In Attack In Kenya

Al Shabaab On Sunday Claimed That It Destroyed Seven Aircraft And Three Vehicles In Military Base In Kenya’s Lamu County.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 05 Jan 2020, 06:15:39 PM
Al Shabaab is a jihadist fundamental group which mainly operates in East Africa.

Al Shabaab is a jihadist fundamental group which mainly operates in East Africa. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Al Shabaab on Sunday claimed it destroyed seven aircraft and three vehicles in military base in Kenya’s Lamu county. The aircraft and vehicles were reportedly used by American and Kenyan forces. The terrorist group in a statement said that the attack on US troops was launched at dawn and their fighters engaged in a close-quarters combat with them for several hours.

Al Shabaab is a jihadist fundamental group which mainly operates in East Africa.

However, Kenya’s military too issued a statement saying that it killed at least four terrorists which followed Al Shabaab’s attack on an an airstrip located near a US military base, CNN reports.

The United States Africa Command took to Twitter to confirm the attack on Manda Bay Airfield. It added that it is monitoring the situation.

Moreover, Al Shabaab has waged an insurgency against the West-backed Somalian government and Kenya also has sent its troops after cross-border attacks and kidnappings became frequent. The Kenyan forces support the Somalian government which stands on a shaky ground against the fundamentalist terrorist group.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2020, 06:13:36 PM

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