Kenya military ‘warned’ over Somalia attack

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Kenya has not said how many soldiers were killed in the attack

Kenyan forces in Somalia were warned of an impending al-Shabab attack 45 days before the group overran one of their bases, a Somali general says.

Kenya was given “clear and reliable intelligence” about the threat, General Abas Ibrahim Gurey told the BBC.

The Islamist militants say they killed more than 100 Kenyan troops in the attack, which would make it the deadliest attack on Kenya’s army.

The Kenyan army has not given a death toll or responded to Gen Gurey.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is attending a memorial service in Nairobi for the fallen soldiers.

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