A wounded Kenyan soldier (C) serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is received by military officers and paramedics at the Wilson airport in Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia Sunday as Al-Qaeda-linked militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers in Friday's attack on an African Union base.Kenya has so far declined to say how many of its soldiers are dead, injured or missing but Sunday a Shebab statement said that more than 100 Kenyan soldiers were killed and others captured.Jihadist websites in Somalia claimed that 12 Kenyan soldiers were captured.A company of around 150 Kenyan soldiers was stationed at the El-Adde base.
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