Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a Kenyan military camp in Kulbiyow, Somalia.
The KDF base was attacked on Friday morning and the number of casualties remains unconfirmed.
"We are under massive attack and there is massive exchange of fire," Military Spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Njuguna told Nation.co.ke
Although the military spokesman didn’t offer finer details on the exchange, he said the Kenyan troops have been pinned down.
Al-Shabaab, in Twitter posts, claimed it had killed dozens of Kenyan soldiers but the Nation could independently verify the allegations.
The militant group has an elaborate propaganda machinery, complete with a spokesman, that fights to advance it war against the Mogadishu administration and its allies, including Kenya.
- A Kenyan military camp in Kulbiyow, Somalia came under heavy fire on January 27, 2017 after suspected Al shabaab militants attacked the base.