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11 Al-Shabaab attackers killed in Kenya's coast

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-14 18:55

NAIROBI - Eleven Al-Shabaab militants, including two fighters of Caucasian origin, were killed Sunday in a dawn attack on a military camp at Baure area, Lamu County of Kenya's coastal region, a military spokesperson confirmed.

Kenya Defence Forces Spokesman David Obonyo said the Al-Shabaab fighters raided the military camp using light weaponry, including 13 assault rifles, rocket propelled grenades and an assortment of light arms, which were recovered after a firefight.

He said the 11 Al-Shabaab attackers were killed in the fight with Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), which also lost two soldiers. Several attackers fled with injures into a thicket near the border with Somalia, and a hot-pursuit is underway.

"The attack was aggressively repulsed," Obonyo said in a statement to Xinhua. "We appeal to locals in the area to report to the security agencies anybody seeking medical assistance."

The Somalia-based militant group has launched series of attacks in Kenya's coastal and northeastern region since Kenya sent its military into Somalia in 2011 to fight the Al-Qaida linked group.

In a recent deadly attack, the militants killed 148 people in a university in Garissa county of northeast Kenya on April 2.

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