Kenya to 'continue fighting al-Shabab'
East African nation says it has a right to defend itself as long as Somali group threatens to attack its territory.
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 23:26

Kenyan troops and Somali government forces say they have captured the key al-Shabab base of Tabda and killed 75 fighters.

The joint offensive is in retaliation for al-Shabab raids into Kenya to kidnap westerners.

Kenya says it has a right to defend itself and operations like these will continue for as long as al-Shabab threatens to attack its territory.

Catherine Soi reports from the Kenya-Somalia border.

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