Kenya, Somalia joint strategy
19 October 2011, 09:27
Mogadishu - Kenyan Foreign minister Moses Wetang’ula, Defence minister Yusuf Haji and Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed, held talks in Mogadishu and discussed carrying out a joint military offensive against the insurgents, as the military declared that it will intensify its operations targeting al Shabaab strongholds.
Major Emmanuel Chirchir, Kenya army spokesman said that Kenyan troops have moved deeper into Somalia, taking ground previously held by the militant group, and shall be concentrating on operations in Afmadow region, Daily Nation reports.
As the Mogadishu meeting took place, there was a scare after a car bomb exploded in Mogadishu near where the Kenyan delegation and the Somalia leaders were meeting.
The explosion claimed six lives including the driver of a truck suspected to have been carrying the explosives.
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