Alshabab claims attack on KDF in Somalia

Kenyan Defense Forces has confirmed an attack armed group Alshabaab on its convoy inside Somalia but denied the claim that over 12 soldiers were killed.

Statement from KDF which is in Somalia on AMISOM mandate said they foiled Alshabaab attack on its convoy and lost two soldiers but killed more than 21 Alshabaab militants.

There are conflicting reports on the correct number of casualties on both sides on the attack that is said to have occurred between Qokani and Afmadow in Somalia.

Alshabaab said it killed 12 Kenyan soldiers in the attack and captured two of them alive but claim cannot be independently verified.

The group deadly attack on KDF camp in El Ade on January resulted the death of unspecified number of Kenyan soldiers.