Kenyan army says kills five suspected militants, one soldier dies

January 14, 2015 4:01 PM

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MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's army killed five suspected members of Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on Wednesday and one soldier died during fighting on the north Kenyan coast, the military said.

The militants attacked a truck in Lamu County carrying soldiers who were going to join the Kenyan contingent of an African peacekeeping force in Somalia, said David Obonyo, the Kenya Defence Force spokesman.

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