Five officers killed in Al Shabaab attack in Mandera


Five officers killed in Al Shabaab attack in Mandera

In Summary

  • At least five officers are feared dead after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked 2 camps in Fino in Mandera County.
  •  The Al Shabaab militiamen are reported to have targeted an Administration Police camp and a reservists' camp in the attack that left four police officers and a reservist dead.
  •  According to Lafey Deputy County Commissioner Eric Oronyi, the suspected militants also destroyed a telecommunications mast, cutting off communication.

At least five officers are feared dead after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked 2 camps in Fino in Mandera County.

The Al Shabaab militiamen are reported to have targeted an Administration Police camp and a reservists’ camp in the attack that left four police officers and a reservist dead.

According to Lafey Deputy County Commissioner Eric Oronyi, the suspected militants also destroyed a telecommunications mast, cutting off communication.

Police officers have been deployed to the area even as locals fear that more explosives could be planted in the camps.

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