AU condemns terrorist attack on Amisom base

Al Shabaab, whose assessment of casualties often differs markedly from official versions, typically rams the entrance to a target site with a vehicle or truck bomb so fighters can storm in. He says some of the victims who suffered horrific wounds died in hospitals.
Njuguna said 15 wounded soldiers were airlifted on Friday to Nairobi for treatment, and that Kenyan forces were pursuing the rest of al Shabaab’s fighters.In January 2016, al Shabaab said it had killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers in El Adde, a Somali camp near the border with Kenya. Kenyan forces invaded Somalia in 2011 to repel Al-Shabab.He said it was early morning when the militants detonated a auto bomb at the gates of the facility.Al-Shabab’s assessment of casualties often differs markedly from official versions. The Kenyan military is yet to give details of casualties during the said night.

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“A wave of terrorists supported by two Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices attempted to attack the camp but KDF repulsed them using gunfire frm defensive positions”, said the statement. No independent sources were able to provide a death toll for the attacks on Friday.Just two days ago, Kenyan troops at Kulbiyow attacked an al-Shabab base at Badhadhe before retreating back to Kulbiyow. The government refused to give its own toll.A soldier from the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) walking past a soldier of the Somali National Army (SNA) in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo on October 3, 2012.Thousands of the AU troops are in Somalia to bolster the country’s weak government, while al-Shabab continues to launch deadly guerrilla attacks like this week’s assault on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 26.KDF soldiers combed the area to flush out the militants amid reports of of heavy casualties inflicted on the insurgents.