At least 50 Kenyan soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack on base in Somalia

Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA -- At least 50 Kenyan soldiers were killed when militants attacked a military base in Somalia.

According to Reuters, the gate to the military base was rammed by a truck driven by a suicide bomber terrorist. After crashing the gate, militants entered the base and began fighting.

Al-Shabaab seeks to overthrow the Somali government and impose a strict version of Islam in the country. It has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Somalia and at the border towns of Kenya. Somalia has been mired in a conflict since 1991 when a civil war broke out.