NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A United Nations report says it has corroborated evidence of five attacks allegedly carried out by Kenya´s military on communication masts belonging to neighboring Somalia´s largest telecom provider.
The U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Somalia says one attack killed two civilians in 2018.
The report says Kenya´s military denied involvement in the attacks. The military did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
Hormuud Telecom Somalia says the attacks violate international law. The company asserts that its communications masts have been attacked 10 times by Kenya´s military over the past two years.
The report says destroying telecommunication masts may prevent al-Shabab extremists from triggering explosives using mobile telephone signals.
Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabab, which also carries out attacks inside Kenya.