Kenya Bombs Al Shabaab Camps After Massacre

Two al Shabaab camps in Somalia have been bombed by the Kenyan air force in partial retaliation for last week’s massacre at a university.

Jets targeted the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail in the Gedo region which borders Kenya, according to a military source.

He said: “We targeted the two areas because, according to information we have, those (al Shabaab) fellows are coming from there to attack Kenya.”

Kenya is battling to stop the flow of al Shabaab militants and weapons across the 450-mile border with Somalia.

Al Shabaab militants have killed more than 400 people in Kenya since April 2013, including 148 people on campus at Garissa University College last week.

The militants said it was a reprisal for Kenya sending troops into Somalia.

An African Union peacekeeping force including Kenyan troops, and which is fighting the group in Somalia, carried out arrests and seized ammunitions in an al Shabaab camp in Gondodowe last August.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told the Reuters news agency that none of its camps were damaged in Sunday’s raid, and that the fighter jets had instead struck farmland.

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