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Kenya bombs al-Shabab bases in Somalia

Kenyan air force jets have targeted two al-Shabab camps in Somalia, in response to the killing of 148 people at Garissa University in Kenya last week.

"Our aerial images show that the camps were completely destroyed," said Kenyan army spokesman David Obonyo. "The bombings are part of the continued process and engagement against al-Shabab, which will go on," he added.

Al-Shabab though denied any camps were hit, with the organisation’s military operations spokesman telling Reuters the bombs fell on farmland.

The Kenyan offensive comes after Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to respond "in the severest ways possible" to the university attack.

See our earlier post: Kenyan president vows response to attack 'in the severest ways possible' (04 April 2015)