Somali troops advance closer toward major Al-Shabaab base
The latest reports suggest that Kenyan forces managed to push back the attackers and remain in control of the base camp which is key for their military operations against Al-Shabaab in the region.
Kenyan forces in Somalia suffered losses in Al-Shabaab attacks on their bases in Jubaland, including the El-Ade raid that left hundreds of soldiers dead.
The attack came two days after the UN security council approved the mandate of a new AU mission in Somalia after the end of the AMISOM's 15-year operation.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack through a statement posted on its affiliated websites, claiming it killed 10 Kenyan soldiers and wounded several others.
Kenya wants Somalia to withdraw the maritime boundary case from the ICJ and end the row outside the court.
The relations between the two countries have been at the lowest point for the past eight months after Farmajo cut off ties with Kenya in December 2020.
He said the shelling followed a ground operation by Kenyan forces after Al-Shabaab attacked Jubaland forces traveling near Kudhaa in the Lower Jubba region early on Wednesday morning, which the militant group said killed 8 soldiers.
Somalia has submitted a complaint against Kenya to the UN, just two days after relations between the two countries return to normal.
The main AMISOM bases have been put on high alert as the group intensified attacks in Somalia.
A KDF convoy came under IED blast while passing through Baure village in Lamu County, prompting heavy fighting between Kenyan forces and Al-Shabaab fighters.
Kenya shares a 681-kilometer porous border with Somalia which is prone to Al-Shabaab attacks that affected the trade, transport, and security in the northeastern region inhabited by Somali people.