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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.

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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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