Witness: Kenya air raid kills at least 7 Somalis
MOGADISHU, Somalia—A witness says that a Kenyan air force raid killed at least seven people, including a child, in a village in southern Somalia.
Town elder Ali Hashi said Wednesday that he saw the bodies in a clinic following a bombing raid in Hosingow. He says one jet appeared to target a base used by al-Shabab insurgents and another bomb hit elsewhere in the village on Tuesday.
A Kenyan army spokesman confirmed that two air raids had been carried out but says no civilians were killed. Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir says 17 al-Shabab fighters were killed.
Kenya has conducted numerous air raids in southern Somalia in the past three months. Kenya sent troops over the border into Somalia two months ago following a string of attacks by Somali gunmen on Kenyan soil.