Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international medical and humanitarian organisation, says that Kenyan planes have struck a camp for displaced people in Somalia close to the border with Kenya, killing at least five people and wounding dozens, mainly women and children.

A Kenyan military spokesman has however told the BBC that according to its intelligence its raid killed 10 Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists and wounded 47 while they were on a visit to a camp close to the southern Somali town of Jilib on 30 October. Jilib is some 350 km south of the capital Mogadishu and 120 km north of the port of Kismayu.

Kenya moved troops across its border into Somalia in mid October in retaliation against attacks and kidnappings in Kenya by Al-Shabab militants. Original plans were to attack the town of Afmadow but action has been delayed by heavy rain and mud on the only road into the Al-Shabab stronghold. The Kenyan navy is also reported ready to attack the port of Kismayo, one of the main bases for pirate attacks on shipping along the east African coast.

According to Kenya