facebook
twitter
search
search

'Key commanders' of al-Shabaab among 30 killed in Kenya airstrike

Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Top al-Shabaab commanders were believed to be among 30 militants killed Friday in an airstrike by Kenyan fighter jets, the military said.

The Kenyan Defense Force said in a Twitter message the attack occurred as militants met at a camp in the western Gedo region of Somalia near the Kenyan border, CNN reported.

Preliminary reports indicated "key commanders" were among those killed. Dozens of other militants were said to have fled with multiple injuries.

The raid destroyed vehicles and equipment.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab organization, which controls part of Somalia, was responsible for a September attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that resulted in more than 70 deaths.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison