Thu. May 6th, 2021

Three Americans killed in al-Shabab attack in Kenya

In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2019 and released by the U.S. Air Force, airmen from the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron conduct a flag-raising ceremony, signifying the change from tactical to enduring operations, at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya. The al-Shabab extremist group said Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that it has attacked the Camp Simba military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya, while Kenya's military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed. (Staff Sgt. Lexie West/U.S. Air Force via AP)

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Terrorists group, al-Shabab has reportedly killed a U.S. military service member and two contractors in an attack on camp Simba, a military base in Manda Island, Kenya. The base used by the Kenyan military also houses the U.S. Africa Command forces. Many others are said to have been injured in the attack.

Commander of the US Africa Command, Gen. Stephen Townsend in a statement sympathized with families of victims of the attack, while reaffirming the Commitment of the U.S. military in preventing terrorism attack on the U.S. and other partner nations.

Gen. Stephen Townsend said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today.

He further said ”As we honor their sacrifice, let’s also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and U.S. interests. We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the U.S. homeland, East African and international partners”.

“The wounded Americans are currently in stable condition and being evacuated,” Gen. Stephen added.

Samuel Udoh

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