Kenya Defence Forces killed 12 al Shabaab militants on Thursday following a successful raid on their camp at Nginda area, a location between Korisa and Bargoni in Lamu county.
Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata said among those killed is a notorious al Shabaab commander from the Coast region who has been providing intelligence and logistical support to the terrorists who have been hiding inside the Boni forest.
The camp raid is a blow to the extremist group as the militants holed up in the forest could starve due to lack of food supplies and ammunition.
Elungata also divulged that during the operation, the team captured one militant and recovered several weapons, including 3 AK 47 rifles, seven magazines, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, pouches and a water carrier which the coward militants left behind.
The attack is believed to have disoriented the Somali based Al-Qaeda linked group as the camp was the only one remaining in Kenya which the terrorists were using to coordinate their activities.
Security teams operating in the region have since intensified operations, tracking the assailants within the thickets of Lamu West and Lower parts of Tana River counties.