Kenya's Army Says It Killed 52 Islamist Militants in Somali Raid

Kenya’s army said its troops raided a camp used by al-Qaeda-linked militants in southern Somalia, killing about 52 of the Islamist fighters and forcing others to flee.

Ground troops “supported by mortar and artillery fire” were deployed early Friday to “neutralize” the camp used by al-Shabaab militants in Somalia’s Lower Jubba region, the military said in a statement on its Twitter account. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the attack.

Kenyan soldiers are part of a multinational African Union mission that’s supporting Somalia’s central government in its battle against al-Shabaab.

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