How many Al-Shabaab killed by KDF?
At least 15 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group were killed over the weekend in Kenya when their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device (IED), police said Monday. Other militants from the group had earlier planted the explosive device in Lamu County near the border with Somalia.
How did Al-Shabaab attack KDF?
The explosion, which is said to have been heard in some parts of town, took place in Awale Garage in Marka’s Wadajir neighborhood with reports saying that the blast was a remote-controlled landmine. At least two people are said to have succumbed to injuries sustained during the blast while several others are wounded.
How many KDF soldiers died in Somalia?
The Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud condemned the attack. In a later interview with Somali Cable TV, he described the attack as a “defeat” in a line of victories and put the KDF death toll at close to 200 fatalities.
How many soldiers died in El Adde?
Estimates suggest that over 170 Kenyan military personnel were killed and about a dozen taken hostage. Internal AMISOM documents suggest the El Adde base was garrisoned by just over 200 Kenya Defence Forces personnel. The militants also captured dozens of military vehicles and a range of weaponry and ammunition.
When did KDF go to Somalia?
October 16th 2011
October 16th 2011, Kenya Defence Forces moved into Southern Somalia to pursue insurgents group Al Shabaab after a series of kidnappings of tourists along the border. One month, later Kenyan government agreed to re-hat its forces under the African Union Mission in Somalia.
How many army battalions are there in Kenya?
The army’s organization is as follows: 1 armed brigade, 2 infantry brigades, 1 engineer brigade, 1 armored reconnaissance battalion, 2 artillery battalions, 2 engineer battalions, 1 independent air cavalry battalion, 5 infantry battalions, 1 parachute battalion, air wing with 15 armored helicopters.
Why did Kenya invade Somalia?
Operation Linda Nchi (Swahili: Linda Nchi; “Protect the Country”) was an operation where the Kenya Defence Forces entered southern Somalia beginning in 2011. Ostensibly the Kenyan government aimed to create a buffer zone between Al-Shabaab and instability in southern Somalia, and the Kenyan homeland.
How many tankers Does Kenya have?
Why did Kenya go into Somalia?
On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya’s national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The terrorist group had in fact carried out a number of cross-border raids during the months preceding the operation.
Do Kenya have commandos?
These are the special forces units of the Kenya Army tasked with airborne operations, commando raids, reconnaissance, counter-insurgency, infiltration and other specialized forms of warfare.