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By Godfrey Olukya   23-8-2013

AMISOM troops have thwarted the first probing attack by Al-Qaeda linked fighters which began at 8.15 pm yesterday, forcing the attackers to retreat.

At 3.30am, the militia returned to attack the defensive position but were engaged before they disembarked from their vehicle. AMISOM troops continued to engage and repel the fighters as they repeatedly attempted to recover their vehicle.

The attackers suffered several casualties and their vehicle was destroyed early this morning  following their attempt to attack the AMISOM camp at Kismayo
International Airport in southern Somalia.

Several items were recovered from the scene including one technical vehicle, medical equipment, several military uniforms, bloodstained scarves, bed sheets and a blanket. The ‘technical’ has been identified by the mounted communication aerial on its front bumper as a modified stolen NGO vehicle.

Kismayo International Airport was liberated from the Al-Shabaab militia on 2
nd October 2012 by  AMISOM troops in support of Somali National Forces. AMISOM forces together with Somali National Forces continue to conduct
stability operations in their area of operation to facilitate much-needed humanitarian aid.



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