Army says 11 mil­i­tants slain in clash

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The Kenyan army en­gaged the So­mali ex­trem­ist group Shabab in a fire­fight, killing 11 mil­i­tants, in­clud­ing two ap­par­ent for­eign­ers, a mil­i­tary spokesman said.

Two sol­diers were killed in the fire­fight at dawn as the mil­i­tants at­tacked an army camp in Lamu County, Col. David Obonyo said. Among the Shabab mil­i­tants killed were two Cau­casian men, Obonyo said, and ef­forts are un­der­way to es­tab­lish their iden­ti­ties. He said mem­bers of the mil­i­tant group do not carry any iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments.

Shabab re­cruits for­eign fighters from neigh­bor­ing coun­tries and abroad, in­clud­ing Amer­i­cans and Bri­tish na­tion­als.

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