Kenya mil­i­tary base at­tacked

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

THE ex­trem­ist group al-Shabab has said it at­tacked a mil­i­tary base used by US and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya.

A state­ment by the US Africa Com­mand said the Manda Bay air­field “is still in the process of be­ing fully se­cured”. It did not say whether any US or Kenyan forces were killed.

So­ma­lia-based al-Shabab claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity, and said “in­tense” com­bat with US forces con­tin­ued. The US state­ment called the claims ex­ag­ger­ated and said the at­tack was re­pelled.

It is the first known al-Shabab at­tack against US forces in­side Kenya.

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