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KDF soldiers kill 21 Al Shabaab terrorists, recover deadly weapons

25 May 2016, 10:53

Nairobi - Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops killed 21 Al Shabaab militants following a clash at Hawina, Somalia.

This took place Tuesday morning after Al Shabaab fired at KDF soldiers who were on their way to Tabda, from Dobley.

“The KDF troops while approaching Hawina at 8.23am were shot at by a lone Al Shabaab terrorist who fled the scene,” they said, adding that an operation was launched immediately to flush out other militants leading to the killing of the 21.

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“Among the 21 Al Shabaab killed include a junior level commander, Salad Bart, who is believed to have been in-charge of the group,” they confirmed.

Standard adds that the soldiers also recovered 17 AK47 rifles, five rocket propelled grenades and other assorted ammunition in the operation.

In a twitter update, KDF said that they did not have casualties.

- News24


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