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The Kenyan troops invaded Somalia in 2011 to battle Al-Shabaab following series of kidnappings and attacks in their country.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab has launched a daring raid on a key military base belonging to Kenyan defense forces [KDF] in southern Somalia.
The ambush attack led to fierce fighting erupted after Al-Shabaab militants tried to storm the KDF camp in Hosingow, near Badhadhe district in the Lower Jubba region on Wednesday.
Local residents told Keydmedia English that the two sides used various weapons, resulting in casualties - deaths and injuries, although they did not confirm the exact number.
Al-Shabaab and Kenyan military officials have not yet commented on the skirmish which comes weeks after Jubaland state declared it will begin a new offensive against Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab often carries out hit and run attacks on Kenyan and Jubaland military bases in the Lower Jubba region, where a number of US soldiers are positioned for counter-terrorism Ops.
KDF since entering Somalia 10 years ago faced serious allegations of abuses against the civilians and carrying out indiscriminate strikes in the Gedo region that killed villagers.