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Kenya says kills 50 Shabaab fighters in airstrikes

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By Duncan Miriri and Sahra Abdi

NAIROBI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Kenyan jets bombed an al Shabaab camp in southern Somalia on Friday killing 50 fighters of the rebel group and injuring 60 others, its military spokesman said.

Emmanuel Chirchir told Reuters the fighters of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group at the camp situated south of Garbahare had been planning to attack Kenyan and Somali troops in two nearby towns captured by Kenyan forces this week.

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