Alshabaab ambushes Kenyan Military convoy, kills soldiers

Friday, May 10, 2019 (Hornnews24) – Heavily armed Fighters belonging to Al Shabaab have ambushed Kenyan defense forces (KDF) convoy in Kenya on Friday killing several soldiers and wounding others, residents said.

The Kenyan convoy came under bomb and gun attack as it was travelling between Alarabiya and Finow villages near the border between Somalia and Kenya.

According to Alshabaab sources at least one armoured military vehicle of the Kenyan convoy was annihilated in the attack while its occupants were either killed or wounded.

Kenyan troops are part of an African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM. The mission is mandated by the African Union Peace and Security Council and authorized by the United Nations Security Council. Troop contributing countries include Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia.

Alshabaab, the al Qaeda-allied group frequently launches attacks on both Somali and foreign troops to try to topple Somalia’s weak government.  The group fights for imposing Islamic Sharia law on Somalia.

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