Kenyan military helicopter crashes in Somalia

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A Dhobley town in the Lower Juba region confirms that a Kenyan military aircraft belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has crashed at a Dhobley airport in the Lower Juba region.

A Dhobley town in the Lower Shabelle region confirms that a military plane carrying Kenyan troops crashed in the town. At least one person was killed and Seven Kenyan soldiers were injured in the crash. The casualties were reportedly reduced to a small number of passengers. It also managed to extinguish a fire that engulfed the plane, which was reported to have occurred overnight.

Seven Kenyan soldiers were Monday night injured when their helicopter crashed in Dhobley, Somalia. Sources in the area confirmed the crash. Some of the soldiers were transferred to Nairobi while others were moved to Amisom hospital in Mogadishu. The helicopter is reported to have been on a return trip after delivering supplies to the soldiers based in Lower Juba region.

There was no immediate comment from Amisom or the Kenyan Defense Forces.