Al-Shabab attacks airstrip used by U.S. and Kenyan militaries, killing three Americans

The U.S. military trains Kenyan soldiers at a base attached to the airstrip, known as Camp Simba, and uses the airstrip for aerial missions against al-Shabab in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that there had been an attack that it repelled, together with Kenyan forces.Kenyan Defence Forces said the attack took place around 5:30 a.m.“The attempted breach was successfully...

Al Shabab Says It Attacked Kenyan Base Used by U.S.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Al Shabab, the Somali terrorist group, on Sunday attacked a military base in Kenya that is used by both American and Kenyan forces, the militants said.The group said in a statement that it had carried out a dawn raid on Camp Simba, across the Somali border in southeastern Kenya. “There was an attack, but they have been repulsed,” Irungu Macharia, the commissioner for Lamu,...