Apr 10, 2018

Dozens of Al Shabaab militants killed in repulsed attack by KDF

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Dozens of Al Shabaab militants have been killed in a foiled attack in Gedo region of Somalia. The repulsed attack was intended on the Kenya Defense Forces early today targeting Army-Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the general area of Fafadhun.

Fafadhun is a town in the SouthWestern Gedo region of Somalia in the district of Bardera. Using unplanned roads, Fafadhun connects to Wajir in the Somali-inhabited North Eastern region of Kenya.

The gun battle that lasted 3-4 hours in the counter operation saw a large number of the militia killed leaving the rest outgunned. Overpowered by the security forces, the militants abandoned their improvised devices and the miscellaneous collection of weapons which were captured and destroyed by KDF.

The attack comes in the wake of beefed up security by combined forces with surveillance and Counter operations increased in regions of Somalia.

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