Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Somali militants it captured chinese WZ551 armored personnel carriers

Somali militants it captured chinese WZ551 armored personnel carriers during an attack on military bases of Kenya Defence Forces  in western Somalia.

Al-Shabaab  terror group attacked  camp of Kenya Defence Forces soldier under Africa Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom)  in El-Adde.  Kenya has not given casualty figures beyond saying both sides sustained losses.

During the attack, the rebels managed to capture WZ551 wheeled armored personnel carrier produced in China by Kenya Defence Forces. China supplied 32 WZ551 armored personnel carriers to KDF in 2007.


The WZ551  is a Chinese wheeled armored personnel carrier. It is actually consisted of two families of vehicles with official designations in the People’s Liberation Army as Type 90 and Type 92. Roughly 900 WZ551s are in service with the PLA


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