The Kenyan air force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, in the first major military response to last week’s attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university.
Kenya Defence Forces spokesman David Obonyo confirmed the attacks but did not give more details.
A military source told Reuters that jets pounded the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya.
Cloud cover made it difficult to establish how much damage the bombings caused or estimate the death toll.
“We targeted the two areas because according to information we have, those (al Shabaab) fellows are coming from there to attack Kenya,” he said, in reference to Thursday’s massacre at Garissa University College, some 200km (120 miles) from the Somali border.