“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today,” US Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, said in a statement. “As we honor their sacrifice, let’s also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and U.S. interests. We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the U.S. homeland, East African and international partners.”CNN:
Three Americans were killed in Sunday’s Kenya terror attack, a US defense official told CNN.
One US service member and two civilian contractors working for the Defense Department were killed in the attack carried out by Al-Shabaab, US Africa Command announced Sunday.
Based in neighboring Somalia, al-Shabab has launched a number of attacks in Kenya. It has also been the target of a growing number of U.S. airstrikes during President Donald Trump’s administration.
The attack comes just over a week after an al-Shabab truck bomb in Somalia’s capital killed at least 79 people and U.S. airstrikes killed several al-Shabab fighters in response.
Another U.S. airstrike Friday killed three militants, U.S. Africa Command said.NBC: