Kenya 'kills' al-Shabab intelligence chief in Somalia
A Kenyan air strike has killed the intelligence chief of Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab, an army statement has said, according to "BBC".
Mohammed Karatey and 10 other al-Shabab commanders were killed in the strike in southern Somalia on 8 February, it added.
He played a key role in last month's deadly attack on a Kenyan military base in Somalia, the army said.
Al-Shabab has not yet commented on the claim that Karatey has been killed.
Kenya contributes more than 4,000 troops to the 22,000-strong AU force that is in Somalia helping the UN-backed government battle al-Shabab, which is part of al-Qaeda.
Al-Shabab said it had killed about 100 troops in the attack on the Kenyan base in el-Ade town on 15 January.