Troops to pitch tent in Boni Forest until 2017

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers patrol Lamu. Officers on patrol escaped death on August 3, 2016 when a home-made bomb planted on a road exploded ahead of their convoy. A manhunt for the terrorists is under way. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The initiative by the Kenya Defence Forces, police, National Intelligence Service and Interior ministry was launched on September 4, and was expected to last 90 days.
  • Terrorists forced residents into mosques and preached radical teachings that propagate bloodshed and the creation of a caliphate similar to the Islamic State in Syria.

Operation Linda Boni, the combined effort by Kenyan security agencies to fight Al-Shabaab terrorists in counties on the Somalia border may be extended until 2017.

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