Herds of cattle have been killed in an airstrike carried out by the Kenyan warplanes in Southern Somalia days after Al-Shabab attacked AMISOM military base in El-Adde town, residents have said.
The airborne attacks took place on Sunday in areas near El-Adde town where Al-Shabab claimed to have killed more than fifty Kenyan soldiers after heinous attack on AMISOM military base.
One local elder told Goobjoog News that the air strikes killed over 50 livestock but the herdsmen escaped unhurt.
‘’They pounded the whole area indiscriminately and never bothered about the innocent people,’’ said the elder who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Al-Shabab overran AMISOM military base where the group said to have killed over 50 soldiers and captured 12 others.
Analysts say Al-Shabab fighters have gained cache of weapons and armour vehicles which might be used to stage further attacks on the other military bases.
The Kenyan government, which usually carries out airstrikes in retaliation to Al-Shabab attacks, has not yet issued a statement concerning the latest strikes.
Residents have reported similar strikes hitting livestock in the region.
Kenya contributed more than 4,000 troops to the 22,000-strong AU force that is in Somalia helping the UN-backed government battle Al-Shabab, which is part of Al-Qaeda.
Al-Shabab was ousted from the capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011, but still has a presence in large areas of southern Somalia and often stages attacks across the country.