1 Kenyan soldier and 5 militants die in extremists attack of Kenyan army, Kenya military says

January 14, 2015 7:00 PM

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NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan military spokesman says a Kenyan soldier and five militants were killed in firefight in the coastal county of Lamu between Kenyan troops and militants from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab.

Col. David Odongo said Kenyan troops on routine "administrative duties" Wednesday near the Somalia border identified the site where the militants were preparing to stage an ambush and a shootout ensued. Odongo says three soldiers were wounded.

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