Somalia’s militant group al Shabaab has attacked a military base in Lamu County in Kenya that is used by both US and Kenyan forces.
Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya’s Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.
Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify helped plan the attack.
Somalia remains vulnerable to climatic shocks and escalating conflict, while inconsistent funding continues to challenge the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where US special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.