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Al-Shabaab militants kill 9 Kenyan soldiers


Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia have killed nine Kenyan soldiers along the porous Kenyan-Somali border, officials revealed Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

 

The soldiers were on a patrol in Dobley, a Somali town, on their way back when their vehicle was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Sunday .

 

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday vowed that Kenya would continue its fight against the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militant group.

 

"Earlier today, I was appalled and saddened to learn that we had lost nine young patriots to a cowardly terrorist attack."

 

Two soldiers who were injured were taken to a local hospital before being flown to the Kenyan capital for specialized treatment.

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