The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants have launched a daring raid on Kenyan military convoy in southern Somalia on Thursday, local residents said.
The attack which began with landmine blast struck KDF convoy near Dhobley town has triggered a face-to-face gunfight between the Kenyan forces and Al-Shabaab fighters.
The details of the casualties on both sides remained sketchy as the area is remote and battle zone. Jubaland state is likely to releases a statement on the attack shortly.
Al-Shabaab has intensified attacks on Somali and foreign forces in Somalia in recent months as part of the group’s bid to topple the UN-backed Federal Government.