EIGHT KENYAN SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR DHOOBLEY, SOMALIA

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At least eight Kenya Defence Forces have been killed and two injured in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya-Somalia border, near the Somali town of Dobley.

The soldiers died on Sunday evening after their vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser, ran over an improvised explosive device (IED).

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The Department of Defence is yet to issue a statement on the attack but an assessment report seen by the Nation shows the soldiers died as they returned to their camp from Dadaab.

“Today on 06 May 18 at about 1600 hours, a Platoon PTL of QRF convoy returning to Dobley through Dagalema route from Dadaab for contactor vehicles escort duties encountered an IED between Dobley and Dagalema which completely destroyed a landcruiser killing 8 and injuring 2,” the report says.

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