Officials say an American service member and two U.S. contractors were killed in an extremist attack Sunday in Kenya.
The U.S. military says Al-Shabab extremists overran a military base shared with Kenyan forces on the coast of the east African country.
The attackers destroyed several U.S. aircraft and vehicles at the base used by U.S. counter-terror forces.
The U.S. statement said two Americans from the Department of Defense were also wounded in the assault.Source: Three Americans killed in attack on U.S. base in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, destroying U.S. aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said.
It was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against U.S. forces in the East African country, and the military called the security situation “fluid” several hours after the assault.
It was not yet clear whether any U.S. or Kenyan forces were killed.