Al-Shabab bolsters presence in Barawe

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Somali militant group al-Shabab has sent reinforcements to the town of Barawe, where United States(US) commandos tried to seize one of its leaders on Saturday, residents have told the BBC.

The residents say about 200 masked fighters have arrived in the coastal town with heavy machine guns. The American raid targeted a Kenyan Somali known as Abdukadir Mohamed Abdukadir, alias Ikrima.

The operation follows last month's attack on a Kenyan shopping centre. Al-Shabab, which is part of Al-Qaeda, has said it carried out the attack, in which at least 67 people were killed.

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