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Officer Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack

A police officer died and three others were last evening injured when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Yumbis Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) camp in Fafi sub-county, Garissa County.

According to police sources, one police officer died and another was injured when their armored vehicle run over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the roadside by the militants as they were on their way to rescue their colleagues.

The other two officers were injured as they fought back the attackers whom they managed to repulse in the 6 pm attack.

Garissa County Commissioner Meru Mwangi addressing the press during the Saretho attack and part of the destroyed Safaricom mast

The body and the injured were taken to Hagadera refugee camp hospital for treatment and later transferred to Garissa Referral hospital.

Garissa County Commissioner Meru Mwangi confirmed the incident adding that the injured will be airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment.

Two weeks ago the militants destroyed a Safaricom mast in a midnight attack in Korakora some 21 kms from Garissa town.

In January, the militants destroyed a Safaricom mast in a dawn attack that left four pupils of Saretho boarding pimary school dead.

A week later the militants attacked Kamuthe trading centre where they shot and killed three non-local teachers.

The Kamuthe attack prompted the Teachers Service Commission to transfer all non-local teachers from North Eastern region despite an uproar from local leadership.

 

By Jacob Songok

 

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