MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 50 Kenyan soldiers were killed when militants attacked a military base in Somalia, Xinhua news agency reported Friday.
AMISOM can confirm that there was an attack on our troops in El-Adde. More to follow with factual details. #Somalia— AMISOM (@amisomsomalia) 15 января 2016
Earlier it was reported that Shabab militants attacked a military base with a peacekeeping contingent in southern Somalia.
Al-Shabaab seeks to overthrow the Somali government and impose a strict version of Islam in the country. It has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Somalia and at the border towns of Kenya. Somalia has been mired in a conflict since 1991 when a civil war broke out.