MOGADISHU, Somalia – Kenyan police say nearly ten soldiers were killed on Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion near its border along Somalia.
The police said the bomb blast went off while the soldiers were on petrol.
Somali armed group al Shabaab claimed the responsibility for Sunday through its website.
The group says it had killed at least 11 Kenyan soldiers in the bomb attack.
In December 2015, Al Shabaab gunmen killed 28 people, mostly Christian teachers on a bus heading home to Mandera from Nairobi for the Christmas holiday.
In April of 2015, the group’s militants stormed into Kenya’s Garissa University, where its fighters killed 148 students — most of them Christian.
In 2013, fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, killing more than 70 people. The siege on the mall lasted for four days.
The group also claimed the responsibility for a 19-hour siege on the affluent DusitD2 hotel on January 2019 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which left 21 people dead, while another 28 wounded.