Kenyan soldier killed in attack by Al Shabaab
MOGADISHU – Somali armed group al Shabaab claimed to have carried out an ambush attack on Kenyan police vehicle near border town, leaving a soldier dead.
The attack took place on Wednesday when heavily armed militants launched a surprise assault on Kenyan police soldiers’ vehicle in Gumarey area of Wajir town, in northeast of Kenya.
The group says its fighters had killed a Kenyan soldier and seized 2 AK-47s, a M16 gun and a RPG during the attack.
Wajir, a town which is close to Kenyan border along Somalia.
The attack comes days after the group’s fighters also carried out an attack in Mandera town where a Kenyan soldier left dead.
Al-Shabab is an armed group based in Somalia, fighting to topple the Western-backed Somali government.
The group also wants to impose a strict version of Islamic law in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked group has carried out several attacks in neighboring countries, including Kenya, since Nairobi launched a military operation inside Somalia in 2011.