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Security personel kills two attackers in Garissa

A  contingent of security personnel in Garissa County on Tuesday morning shot and killed two attackers and managed to repel an attempted destruction of a Safaricom mast at Daadab sub county.

During the fierce battle, four children  who were outside a nearby  Administration Police Camp  were  hit and killed by stray bullets.

According to the Daadab  Sub-county  Deputy County Commissioner, Kibet Bowen, an  AK 47 assault Rifle and two Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) were recovered.

The  Administrator  said  the  several  security officers  are currently in hot pursuit of the suspected attackers, some of whom sustained serious injuries during the fierce fire exchange away from the camp.

Meanwhile, the  Garissa  Commissioner (CC), Meru  Mwangi  has  confirmed that out the four dead children, three of them are brothers, adding that the  two  attackers are believed to members  of  the Al  Shabaab Militia.

Mwangi  said  at  Saretho  centre, 25km  from Dadaab three people were injured, including one police officer.

He confirmed that part the Safaricom mast was partially destroyed but  is working.

By  Jacob Songok

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