Al shabab attacks on Kenyan-TFG military bases in southern Somalia

KISMAAYU, Somalia (Keydmedia) – Somali Islamist rebels aligned with Al Qaeda, have on Monday attacked with 11 mortars and machine-guns on remote Kenyan-Somali military bases in Somalia’s southern region of Lower Jubbe region, Keydmedia reports.
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Local residents in Qoqani town told Keydmedia via phone Scores of Al shabab rebel fighters armed with heavy and slight weapons raided the army bases by Somali and Kenya on the outskirts of the town, reasoning unconfirmed casualties.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Arab, a TFG army officer, confirmed to Keydmedia News desk in Kismayu the attack, saying the allied forces repulsed Al shabab from storming their bases in Qoqani town in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia.

No figures on the casualties in a result of the attack were reported so far. 

Kenya has tried to beef up security along the border since it sent troops into the anarchic Horn of Africa country in last October to crush the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab insurgents. - Kismayu, Somalia

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