In a press release to the newsrooms, KDF Spokesperson Col Esther Wanjiku announced that the Kenyan soldiers were attacked by the militants during Operation Amani Boni while on routine patrol between Milimani Baure in Lamu County.
They encountered an IED attack orchestrated by the terrorists leaving one soldier seriously injured in the morning attack.
The unnamed soldier was swiftly airlifted to Nairobi's Defence Forces Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment.
Col Wanjiku also reassured that KDF would continue with the mission in Lamu and Garissa counties in order to restore peace and security and reduce the threat posed by Alshabab terrorists.
This comes just a day after reports emerged that KDF will extend their mission in Somalia despite earlier plans to begin a gradual withdrawal of troops in December.
According to reports, the move is in line with the Amisom reconfiguration plan that seeks to restore normalcy in the war-torn nation and is set to ensure local Somalia forces take over primary security responsibilities as the AU designs a programme that will modify the peacekeeping mission's mandate to include a civilian dimension.
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