Nine al Shabaab terrorists killed in KDF raid
Nine al Shabaab terrorists were on Friday killed during an operation at Jungal in Somalia, KDF Spokesman David Obonyo has said.
Obonyo said the terrorists were attacked when their vehicle got stuck as Amisom troops pursued them.
“Nine AK 47 rifles, five IEDs, assorted bullets, a double cabin Hilux Surf and a tractor, which the terrorists were using have been recovered,” he told the Star on phone.
Obonyo said the recovered items, including a boat the terrorists have been using to cross the Juba river into Gedo, have been confined at Bardhere camp.
The spokesman refuted claims on social media that there were clashes between KDF officers and al Shabaab militia in Billis, Quocane and Tabda areas.
“The reports are not true. It was just a small attack but nobody was killed or injured. The attack was repulsed,” Obonyo said.
He said KDF are going on with operations and duties as usual and warned social media users against spreading false reports.
“I have not talked to anybody about anything, so I wonder where they are getting this information.”
This comes two weeks after KDF destroyed al Shabaab base in Somalia killing 15 terrorists.