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2010 Kenya–Al-Shabaab border clash

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2010 Kenya–Al-Shabaab border clash
DateJuly 20, 2010
Location
Kenya–Somalia border
Belligerents
 Kenya Al-Shabaab
Casualties and losses
1 wounded 2 killed

The 2010 Kenya–Al-Shabaab border clash occurred on July 20, 2010, when gunmen from the Al-Shabaab group attacked a Kenyan border patrol along the border area in Liboi, Lagdera. There was a subsequent fierce exchange of fire between the two sides leading to the deaths of 2 militia and the wounding of one Kenyan officer.[1] Hundreds of security personnel were later deployed to the border following the clash and because of continued fighting between two militia groups in the neighboring town of Dobley, Somalia.[2] The Islamist outfit had previously claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing in Uganda in July.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ali, Noor.2 Kenyan forces, al Shabaab rebels clash on border, Reuters, July 20, 2010.
  2. Border security intensified as rival militias clash Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, The Standard, July 29, 2010.