Gallant KDF soldier, seven Al Shabaab terrorists killed in a fire fight


16 Jul 2015 | by
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Gallant KDF soldier, seven Al Shabaab terrorists killed in a fire fight

A Kenya Defence Force (KDF ) soldier was killed and his colleague injured when they engaged and killed seven Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia's Elade town.The troops were on routine patrol in Lagolei area in Elade within Gedo on Wednesday morning at about 9:30 am when they were attacked by the Al Shabaab insurgents before a gunfight ensued........................

A Kenya Defence Force (KDF ) soldier was killed and his colleague injured when they engaged and killed seven Al Shabaab fighters in cThe troops were on routine patrol in Lagolei area in Elade within Gedo on Wednesday morning at about 9:30 am when they were attacked by the Al Shabaab insurgents before a gunfight ensued.

Seven Al Shabaab fighters were killed and several others escaped with injuries during the fight.A KDF truck ran over an Improvised Explosive Device(IED) that had been laid by the Al Shabaab.“ The troops  were on routine duties  in the environs of Elade when their vehicle was hit by an IED  laid by Al Shabaab  terrorists. The soldiers pursued the terrorists and in the ensuing  firefight , seven Al Shabaab terrorists were killed, eight AK 47 rifles , two grenades and assorted ammunition were seized. KDF lost a soldier while another was injuired and is receiving necessary medical attention,” Col Obonyo, the KDF military spokesman said yesterday.

He said that there has been increased Al Shabaab activity following sustained pressure by AMISOM troops in Somalia particularly the deployment of Ethiopian troops in Bay Bakool region.Col Obonyo said that increased AMISOM activity has forced Al Shabaab to escape West into Gedo and South toward Lower Shabelle.Col Obonyo condemned the recent barbaric attack on a police vehicle by Al Shabbab in Baragoni during which the terrorists burnt to death women and children including a pregnant mother who were being rushed to hospital by police.

He said KDF will continue pursuing the terrorists until they are pacified.

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