Kenyan Troops Attack Somali City

Hope to dislodge al Shabaab from its last stronghold


MOGADISHU (Reuters)—Kenyan troops launched a pre-dawn attack on the Somali port city of Kismayu on Friday in an assault to drive the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militant group from its last major stronghold.

Fighting and shelling was taking place on the city's beaches after a land and amphibious assault, city residents and rebels said.