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Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 13:18
AL-SHABAB FIGHTERS ATTACK KENYA MILITARY BASE IN SOMALIA
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Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia, killing more than 50 soldiers.

The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has also seized military vehicles and weapons.

However, a Kenyan military spokesman said the dawn attack was repelled, the base was not overrun and scores of insurgents were killed in the fighting.

A year ago al-Shabab carried out a similar attack on a Kenyan base in the town el-Ade.

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