Published On: Sun, Jan 5th, 2020

Islamist group Al-Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya that houses US & local troops – reports

Al-Shabaab jihadists have attacked a military base in Kenya which houses US soldiers along with local troops. The fighting is “still ongoing,” reports say.

The attack took place in Lamu County on Kenya’s northern coast, Reuters reported, citing a military source and the militants themselves.

Photos circulating on social media allegedly show smoke billowing from the site.

According to the source, the militants attacked Manda airstrip, which is next to the base.
 
“We are informed that fighting is still ongoing,” the source said.

There are no immediate reports of casualties.

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