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5 Kenyan Army officers killed in Shabaab war

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Five military officers have been confirmed dead in the crashed military chopper brought down by unknown assailants in Liboi.Kenyan military authorities on Monday denied the chopper my have been hit by the Al Shaabab forces near the Kenya Somali border.The helicopter tumbled,disintergrated and burned to ashes on Sunday.“It was a mechanical accident and really had nothing to do with the ongoing operations inside Somalia, “the source said.Tens of Kenyan military personnel have entered Somali in pursuit of the criminal gang accused of masterminding abductions against tourists and foreigners inside the Kenyan soil.“We have got a right to protect our territorial intergrity,”Internal Security Minister Prof. George Saitoti said.At the same time it has also emerged that members of the Al Shabaab who abducted two foreign workers in Dadaab were had arrived in the country two weeks ago as refugees.“The two had actually come into the country as refugees and were registered as residents at the Daadab camp, “said Internal Security PS Francis Kimemia.Kimemia admitted that the country was in danger of allowing in funny characters from Somali due to lack of proper identification.“It is difficult to know who is who from Somali, because there is no Identity card and there are no biometrics, it is a major challenge in did,”Kimemia stated.On Sunday it emerged that close to 250 military offices are already advancing inside Somali to push the Al Shaabab deep inside their country in an operation sparked off by embarrassing abductions conducted inside Kenya.