Kenya military base attacked
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.