This was the first al-Qaeda-related attack on US forces in an East African country.
Al-Shabab extremists, al-Qaeda’s wings in Somalia, attacked the naval base in Kenya, where the US military is based, on the morning of January 5.
This was reported by the Associated Press, citing a report by the Kenyan authorities. It is noted that this was the first al-Qaeda-related attack on US forces in an East African country. About the dead or wounded among the forces of the United States or Kenya is unknown. At the same time, the statement of the US African command specifies that five attackers were killed.