Kenyan warplanes bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Monday in retaliation for last week's deadly attack on Garissa University.
Reuters reported that government officials in Nairobi believe they are targettng the camps responsible for the attack that killed 148 people.
Jets pounded the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya, on Sunday, the Kenyan Defence Forces source said. 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.
Gunmen from al Shabaab stormed the campus of Garissa University on Thursday in the deadliest terror attack on Kenyan soil since the 1998 bombing of the American embassy.