BREAKING: Mitch MayField, from #Chicago, was one of the American soldiers killed in yesterday's #AlShabab attack on Camp Simba base in #Lamu, #Kenya - His family and friends say. pic.twitter.com/hHBVjIBkBi— Morad News (@MoradNews) January 6, 2020
The shebaab dead would 4, although other sources refer to 8. The cousins somali Al-Qaeda attacked the base in the early hours of the morning with a car bomb suicide bomber who attempted to enter the structure. As usual, after the car bomb is triggered the onslaught of other militiamen who, however, have stopped at the track. The group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, on social and their official radio Andalus, shouting victory for "the attack completely succeeded. We have killed 17 people, 9 of which are military people from kenya". The military forces of kenyan have not confirmed the deaths mentioned in the declaration of AS and have instead stressed that the assault was dismissed with "minor damage".