Kenya repels al-Shabaab

This item appears on page 17 of the August 2015 issue.

On June 14 in Kenya, near its border with Somalia, Kenyan soldiers repelled an attack on a military base by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-allied Islamist group based in Somalia. Eleven al-Shabaab fighters and two Kenyan soldiers were killed. 

The US government continues to receive information about potential  terrorism aimed at US and Western interests in Kenya, including within the Nairobi area, along the coast and in the northeast.