Al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab carried out an attack on Manda Airstrip near the Camp Simba U.S. base in Lamu county. U.S. Africa Command and Kenya Defense forces fought off the assault, but a U.S. service member and two civilian contractors were killed, along with two DoD workers being injured. The terrorists said the attack fell under their “Jerusalem will never be Judaized” campaign and lost at least four militants during the raid. Two fixed-wing aircraft were seen being repaired, with helicopters and ground vehicles having been destroyed.
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