Al-Shabaab militants have launched an early morning attack on Camp Simba, a US Naval base which houses both Kenyan military troops and US troops in Lamu County.
Gunfire is ongoing at Camp Simba which hosts both American and Kenyan soldiers.
The number of casualties is unknown at this time.
Al-Shabaab issued a statement claiming it took control of a “part of the base”.
Camp Simba is used by Kenyan and US forces.
The Al Shabaab says the attack is part of its campaign entitled “Al-Quds (Jerusalem) will never be jusaized” which was first heard in Jan 2019 after DusitD2 attack.
The group says it destroyed airplanes, vehicles and other military hardware .
The attack comes barely days after another attack being witnessed in Lamu County.
Al shabaab militants on Thursday attacked three Lamu bound buses leaving three dead and several others injured.
The raid on Camp Simba comes days after US killed Qaseem Soleimani, an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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