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Washington Examiner

Al Qaeda-linked extremists destroy US aircraft and vehicles in attack on Kenyan military base

by Tim Pearce

American and Kenyan forces have repelled an attack on a military airstrip in Kenya by al Qaeda-linked extremists.

Al Shabab, a terror group based in nearby Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday that destroyed several U.S. aircraft and other vehicles at Camp Simba near the Somali border. Joint U.S. and Kenyan forces killed at least four attackers and arrested five more, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. Africa Command is conducting "an accountability of personnel assessment" to determine if and how many Americans were injured or killed in the attack. The U.S. military said that "initial reports reflect damage to infrastructure and equipment."

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