Two Kenya troops killed in suspected Shabaab ambush

Kenya has recently been the target of several deadly attacks blamed on Al-Shabaab.

Two Kenya troops killed in suspected Shabaab ambush

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Kenyan soldiers were killed on Monday morning after suspected Al-Shabaab rebels attacked their Somalia-bound convoy, a security official has said.

"I can confirm that two Kenyan Defense Forces soldiers died today after they were ambushed by suspected Al-Shabab rebels at Hindi in Lamu [in southeastern Kenya]," Lamu East Officer Commanding Police Division Samson Obare told Anadolu Agency.

Obare added that several other soldiers had been injured in the ambush.

"They were attacked by a group of around ten people who were heavily armed… Most of the soldiers were caught unaware," he recounted.

The convoy had been ferrying supplies to Somalia, he added.

"They were in a group tasked with taking supplies to Ras Kamboni in Somalia. I believe their vehicle had broken down," he added.

Kenya has recently been the target of several deadly attacks blamed on Al-Shabaab.

The frequency of terrorist attacks in Kenya has picked up since the country's decision to send troops to Somalia in 2011.

Nairobi first deployed troops to its troubled neighbor following a series of kidnappings of foreign tourists from the Kenyan coast, many of whom were later executed by Al-Shabaab rebels.

Al-Shabaab also claimed responsibility for the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi in which 67 people were killed.

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