At least four attackers were killed after U.S. forces repelled a terrorist attack on a U.S. occupied base in Kenya. On Sunday, U.S. Africa Command said al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on the Manda Bay Airfield.
The attacks come amid Iran’s threats to retaliate against the U.S.
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) January 5, 2020
Five suspects were taken into custody after the terror group reportedly detonated a car bomb near the base. Kenyan authorities said one U.S. service member and two Defense Department contractors were killed in the blast. Two additional DOD employees were wounded in the attack and are now in stable condition
The attack also damaged two planes, a helicopter and some military equipment.
Al-Shabaab recently claimed responsibility for a similar attack in Somalia, which killed at least 79 people.
BREAKING: Photos from Camp Simba military base showing #alShabaab fighters next to aircraft.
— Hamza Mohamed (@Hamza_Africa) January 5, 2020