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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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