KDF kills militants in deadly exchange gunfire in Somalia

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MOGADISHU, Somalia - Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) say they have killed 7 Al-Shabaab militants and wounded an unknown number in an operation in southern Somalia, Garowe Online reports.

The military seized 9 AK 47 rifles, 10 magazines, 2 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and three grenades from the militants.

“Today at around 11 a.m., KDF soldiers operating under AMISOM engaged Al-Shabaab militants at a location along Tabda-Delahola supply route,” said a statement from KDF’ public affairs office.

Two KDF soldiers sustained minor injuries during the intense gunfight on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

On the other hand, Al-Shabaab claimed it destroyed an armored vehicle belonging to Kenyan army in a roadside bomb along Tabta-Qoqani areas in Lower Jubba region, without providing further details on the casualties.

The militants ambushed the KDF convoy traveling from the border town of Dhobley and en route to Afmadow, both located in the same region on Tuesday.

GAROWE ONLINE

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