Kenyan troops killed 52 al-Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants’ camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesman said.
Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesman for Kenya Defence Forces, said the incident happened in Badhaadhe in Lower Juba.
Rifles, three improvised explosive devices and bomb-making materials were recovered in the assault, he said.
“The intelligence-led operation was executed after surveillance assets sighted al-Shabaab terrorist concentration on the location. Ground troops supported by mortar and artillery fire were employed to neutralise the camp thereafter,” the statement said.
“Following the operation, the initial assessment indicates that 52 terrorists were killed while others fled with injuries.”