Al-Shabaab says Kenyan man behind suicide bombing assault on navy base in Somalia

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Al-Shabaab says Kenyan behind suicide bombing assault on navy base in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Kenyan nationwide performed a key function in Al-Shabaab’s repulsed assault on a Somali navy base, activists have revealed, in what may set off questions over the seemingly fragile counterterrorism technique.

In an announcement launched by the activists, Al-Shabaab named Abdirahman Zeynudin because the commander who coordinated the assault on the Amaara navy base within the Mudug area of Galmadug state on August 24, 2020, throughout an assault which left a number of lifeless.

Abdirahman Zeynudin was the suicide bomber who drove the on-board improvised explosive gadget [VBIED] which focused dozens of members of the Somali nationwide military [SNA] navy personnel who’re stationed in the delicate area of Somalia.

Al-Shabaab activists stated Abdirahman Zeynudin was born in Mombasa, Kenya, a coastal city that has usually confronted assaults from militants for practically a decade now. It will not be identified how he snuck into Somalia for coaching and even when he managed to accomplish that.

Government forces managed to repel the assault following reinforcements from US Africa Command, which triggered an airstrike. The militants suffered many casualties, with SNA estimating that round 60 Al-Shabaab fighters had been killed.

Although the US Africa Command has not confirmed the demise toll, it has pledged help for the Somali National Army. Sadly, Al-Shabaab militants took over the town, two days after the SNA triumphed.

In an announcement, Al-Shabaab additionally confirmed that it killed a number of troopers along with confiscating armored vehicles belonging to the Somali National Army. The militants introduced that that they had defeated the federal government troops.

Kenya has mechanisms in place to cut back violent extremism by encouraging defections and the repatriation of combatants. Hundreds of fighters have since defected following persuasion by the Republic of Kenya.

It will not be solely Abdirahman Zeynudin who has been linked to the Al-Shabaab assaults. Earlier this 12 months, activists additionally confirmed that two Kenyans had been a part of the staff that crossed via Somalia and attacked the US navy base at Manda Bay, Lamu in Kenya in 2020.

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