Posted On: Sun 05 Jan 2020 By TCR NEWS
The Kenyan army stopped a Sunday morning raid on a base it uses with the U.S. in the coastal county of Lamu, killing at least four attackers.
“An attempt was made to breach security at Manda airstrip” but was “successfully repulsed,” Kenya Defence Forces said on its Facebook page. “Four terrorist bodies have so far been found. The airstrip is safe.”
The Manda Bay raid comes less than a week after a U.S. airstrike killed three members of al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked group that has claimed responsibility for the Sunday raid. The Jan. 3 strike was in support of Somalia, which with a regional mission that includes Kenya is striving to improve its security, according to the U.S. Africa Command.
Africom, like the Command is known, confirmed Sunday’s incident in southeastern Kenya and “is monitoring the situation,” according to a post on its Twitter account.