Al-Shabab fires motor shells at Kenya army base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab has attacked a Kenyan military camp in southwestern Somalia, the militant group and residents said.

The militant group fired several motor shells at the base in Fafahdun, Gedo region in southwest Somalia.

Heavy fighting between the two sides ensued, resulting in deaths and injuries but there are no reports on the exact number of casulties.

Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaesa-linked group fighting the Somali government and its backers -African Union troops – said the attack partially destroyed the Kenyan army camp.

Kenya troops are part of an African Union mission in Somalar helping the government defeat Al-Shabab and restore stability.

Since invading Somalia in October 2011, hundreds of Kenyan soldiers have been killed in Al-Shabab attacks.

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