Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabab Attack on Police Station Kills 1

North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said Thursday al-Shabab are suspected in the attack on Lafey police station.

Two vehicles were burnt in the early morning attack. The incident comes a day after three people died in a suspected al-Shabab attack in southern Kenya and days before Tuesday’s national elections. Al-Shabab has threatened to disrupt the elections.

Al-Shabab in recent weeks has stepped up deadly attacks in Kenya’s border counties of Lamu and Mandera. The group has carried out more than 100 attacks inside Kenya, calling it retribution for the East African nation’s deployment of troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight the extremists.

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A police officer was injured after al Shabaab terrorist attacked two police camps at Lafey in Mandera on Thursday.

The officers killed one of the militants during an exchange of fire that saw at least 12 officers escape unhurt.

Three police cars were torched during the assault targeting the camps which are 100 metres apart.

The raid was carried out by more than 50 al Shabaab militants who randomly destroyed the station.

A second terrorist was also injured during the gun battle before the hostiles escaped with one vehicle.

The attack came just hours after three people were killed by the terror group at Nyongoro in Witu, Lamu county.

The three were among passengers in a bus plying the Lamu-Garsen highway.

They fired at the bus before police officers arrived and engaged them in a fierce gun battle, forcing them to retreat.

One person was left with a gunshot wound.

The bus was on its way from Mombasa to Kipini at about 3.30pm.

Read:Three killed after al Shabaab shoot at passenger bus in Lamu

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The militants also destroyed a communication mast during the 2am incident.

A woman was also injured by a stray bullet and was admitted to Lafey hospital.

Northeastern regional commissioner Mohamud Saleh said the attackers were in a group of three.

“They were repulsed by security officers manning the communication mast which was recently upgraded to 3G for next week’s election.”

“We also recovered ammunition belonging to the militants. All our officers can be accounted for,” Saleh said.


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