, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Seven Kenyan soldiers were on Sunday killed in an Al Shabaab attack near the Somalia town of Dhobley.
Two others sustained serious injuries when the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) was blown up by a powerful Improvised Explosive Devise, security sources said but the military headquarters was yet to comment on the matter.
The vehicle was part of a convoy on patrol when it was hit by the IED, causing a massive explosion.
“The IED tore apart the vehicle, killing the soldiers instantly,” a security source told Capital FM News.
The soldiers were reportedly headed to a military base in Dhobley in Somalia’s Lower Juba region when the attack occurred after a lull on such attacks for several months now.
The Somalia based Al-Shabaab militants are behind the latest attack targeting security forces.
The American embassy in Nairobi has warned of imminent attacks in Nairobi, mainly targeting congested areas like bus parks, matatu terminus among others leading to heightened security in the country considered east Africa’s economic powerhouse.