Kenya bombs somalia al-shabab bases

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Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia, a military spokesman has told the BBC.

The warplanes had targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by al-Shabab to cross into Kenya, the spokesman added. This is Kenya’s first response to an al-Shabab assault which left 148 people dead at Garissa University last week.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had vowed to respond to the attack “in the severest way possible”. Kenyan army spokesman David Obonyo told the BBC that the military had responded to “threats” by launching the air strike on Sunday night in the remote region.

No further details of the operation were available at this stage, he said.

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