Kenyan soldiers, who are part of the Africa Union Mission in Somalia, killed seven Al-Shabaab militants in Badhaadhe area of southern Somalia during fighting on Tuesday.

Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) spokesman Col. Paul Njuguna said that during the dawn operation, eight AK 47 rifles and ammunition were captured as well as Al-Shabaab flags, magazines, improvised explosive devices and two bombs.

“KDF soldiers operating under AMISOM, while on routine pacification operations in the general area of Badhaaadhe, successfully launched an offensive operation on Al-Shabaab terrorists who had taken control of a mosque and police station in the area,” Njuguna said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

Somalia-based extremist group Al-Shabaab has carried out a series of attacks in Kenya since Kenyan troops launched cross-border operation in southern Somalia in October 2011 to fight the group. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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