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US Deploys Additional Troops to Base in Kenya After Attack - Statement

© AFP 2022 / LEXIE WESTThis US Air Force file photo obtained January 5, 2020 shows US Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing photojournalist, as he salutes the flag at Camp Simba, Kenya, on August 26, 2019.
This US Air Force file photo obtained January 5, 2020 shows US Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing photojournalist, as he salutes the flag at Camp Simba, Kenya, on August 26, 2019. - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Stated deployed additional troops to augment the defences of its base in Kenya recently attacked by a local terrorist group, US Africa Command said in a statement on Monday.
“US Africa Command’s East Africa Response Force (EARF) arrived at Manda Bay, Kenya, Jan. 5, to augment security to secure the airfield after an attack by al-Shabaab terrorists,” the statement said.

On Sunday, the compound was attacked by Al-Shabaab terrorists, who killed one US soldier and two Pentagon contractors.

* Daesh (Islamic State, ISIL, ISIS, IS) Al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda are terrorist groups banned in Russia and many other countries.

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