Killed three americans in an attack by the terrorist group Al-Shabab at a military base in Kenya

MORE INFORMATION At least 11 killed in an attack in the Somali capital of More than 70 people dead and dozens injured by exploding a car bomb in the Somali cap

Killed three americans in an attack by the terrorist group Al-Shabab at a military base in Kenya

MORE INFORMATION

At least 11 killed in an attack in the Somali capital of More than 70 people dead and dozens injured by exploding a car bomb in the Somali capital

A u.s. military and two contractors on the Pentagon have died this Sunday during the attack of the jihadist group Al-Shabab at a military base east of Kenya. In addition, in the offensive have killed at least four terrorists, as the Army of the african country. "The attempt to transfer was repelled with success," have been informed by the military forces. The attack is given two days after the murder of the general iranian Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on the part of the united States, an action that has triggered tension in the area.

Manda Air Strip, the military base was attacked, is located near the border with Somalia. This is the second bomb attack by this jihadist group in Kenya in a matter of days in the same region since last Thursday, an attack on a passenger bus left at least three dead and three wounded.

Since October 2011, when the kenyan Government sent soldiers to Somalia as response to a wave of kidnappings on its territory, the jihadists have perpetrated numerous attacks in Kenya. The group, which controls part of the center and south of Somalia, and aspires to establish in that country an islamic State court wahhabi (ultra-conservative), was attributed to the attack of the 15th of January last year against a hotel complex in Nairobi, which caused 21 dead.

The attempt of assault at the Manda Air Strip occurs, in addition, the heat of the escalation of tension in the Middle East motivated by the death Friday in Baghdad of general Soleimani in an american bombing. The military action has led to a growth of hostility against the united States, a crisis could also complicate the already difficult security situation in the Horn of Africa.

Updated Date: 06 January 2020, 01:00

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