Kenyan soldiers fight back after raid by Shabaab

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers under Africa Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) patrol Afmadow town on November 22, 2015. Amisom is a 22,000-strong force comprising soldiers from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Al-Shabaab attacked a KDF camp at Kolbiyow, 18km from the Kenyan border, at about 5am, the military spokesman, Lt-Col Paul Njuguna, said.
  • The Saturday Nation established that the officer in charge of the base was in communication with top commanders in Nairobi throughout.

Kenyan troops in Somalia were Friday engaged in a massive counter offensive against Al-Shabaab – on land and air – just hours after a deadly attack on their base by the Somalia-based terrorists.

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