4 Kenyan police killed in border county

Four Kenyan police officers were shot dead in the border county of Garissa when 40 heavily armed men attacked a police post

4 Kenyan police killed in border county

World Bulletin/News Desk

Four Kenyan police officers were shot dead in the border county of Garissa when 40 heavily armed men attacked a police post, a senior regional government official said on Saturday.

The east African nation, which sent its troops into Somalia in late 2011, has suffered a string of gun and grenade attacks claimed by al Shabaab group as retaliation.

"Four administration police officers were killed during the attack and we are now preparing to transport their bodies from the scene," Garissa County Commissioner Rashid Khattor said.

"Our initial assessment points to the attackers being al Shabaab militants who crossed over the border and carried out the hit and run attack," he said.

A local teacher was also injured in the attack at Galmagalla late on Friday, Khattor said.

The attacks have damaged Kenya's tourism industry, also hit by a massive fire at its main international airport last week in peak season.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ağustos 2013, 11:12
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