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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan air force bombed two al Shabab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenyan military source told Reuters.

The attack — which could not immediately be confirmed by NBC News — would be the first major military response to last week's attack by the group on a Kenyan university.

Gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 120 miles from the Somali border.

Jets pounded the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya, the military source said on Monday. Cloud cover made it difficult to establish how much damage the bombings caused or estimate the death toll.

Kenya has struggled to stop the flow of al Shabab militants and weapons across its porous 435-mile border with Somalia. Al Shabab militants have killed more than 400 people in Kenya since April 2013.


- Reuters