Kenya 'kills' Shebab intelligence chief

A Somali soldier inspects the site of a 2014 suicide bomb attack by Shebab insurgents in MogadishuKenya’s army said Thursday it had killed the intelligence chief of the Shebab insurgents and 10 other commanders in an air strike in Somalia. The US government had placed a $5 million bounty on the head of spy chief Mahad Karate, with Kenya celebrating what it called a “major blow” to the Al-Qaeda-linked group. Kenyan troops, part of an African Union force in Somalia (AMISOM) fighting the insurgents, claimed to have killed Karate, a top commander also responsible for internal security, in an air strike at a Shebab training camp earlier this month.

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