Kenyan military headquarters disputes initial figure, says it's propaganda by terrorists

KDF soldiers in a past mission. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Al-Shabaab attacked a KDF camp at Kulbiyow, 18km from the Kenyan border, at about 5am on Friday.
  • Shabaab frequently overstates the death toll from its attacks while Kenya commonly underplays its losses.
  • Shabaab claimed in a statement to have overrun the base, captured military vehicles and equipment and to have killed 57 Kenyan soldiers
  • KDF spokesman Paul Njuguna denied the Shabaab claims and said Kenyan soldiers had fought back, killing many of the Islamists.

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