The United States has confirmed that three of its citizens were killed and two injured in Sunday’s Al Shabaab attack at a Kenya Defence Force (KDF) military base in Manda Bay, Lamu County.
US Africa Command through a press release said that during the attack, one US service member and two Department of Defense contractors were killed at the military base.
In addition, two Department of Defense members were wounded.
In the statement, the US Africa Command said the wounded Americans were in stable condition and that they were being evacuated.
The names of the wounded and fallen soldiers were however withheld as part of the next of kin notification process.
Read the press statement below.