AMISOM thwart Al Shabaab attack in Kismayo

Mogadishu(KON)-At least seven Al Shabaab militants were killed and their vehicle destroyed early on the morning of 22 August 2013, following their attempt to attack the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) camp at Kismayo International Airport, southern Somalia.
News Keydmedia Online

AMISOM troops thwarted the first probing attack by Al Qaeda linked fighters which began at 08.15 pm, forcing the attackers to retreat. At 03.30am, the militia returned to attack the defensive position but were engaged before they disembarked from their vehicle.

AMISOM troops continued to engage and repel the fighters as they repeatedly attempted to recover their vehicle. One technical vehicle, stolen medical equipment, several military uniforms, bloodstained scarves, bed sheets and a blanket were recovered from the scene.

 The ‘technical’ has been identified by the mounted communication aerial on its front bumper as a modified stolen NGO vehicle.

Kismayo International Airport was liberated from the Al Shabaab militia on 2nd October 2012 by AMISOM troops in support of Somali national forces.

AMISOM forces together with Somali National forces continue to conduct stability operations in their area of operation to facilitate much-needed humanitarian aid.



Keydmedia Online -Mogadishu Office


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