Kenyan invader killed several Somalis

A Kenyan soldier with the African Union force in Somalia has killed six people, all believed to be civilians, after firing on them, a spokesman for the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) has said.

“Several people approached a KDF defensive position where a KDF soldier opened fire, killing six people,” the army said in a statement on Monday.

“The soldier was immediately disarmed and has since been put on guarded seclusion.”

The attack took place on Sunday in Jana Cabdalla, a town about 40km from the port city of Kismayo, the last major bastion of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Somalia, al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab’s Press Office on Twitter commented on the attack saying, “We denounce this barbaric act, & urge the Somali tribes to defend themselves in [the] face of the invasion alongside the Mujahideen”.

It also put the number of those killed to nine.

Removing al-Shabaab from Kismayo has been a long-term goal of Kenyan invaders ever since they entered Somalia last October, but reaching the city has taken longer than initially planned.

Source: Index News and agencies

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