Two teachers abducted by Al Shabaab fighters

Two teachers abducted by Al Shabaab fighters
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Police on Thursday, March 2 launched a major operation along the Kenya-Somalia border in a bid to rescue two Kenyan teachers kidnapped by armed militia suspected to be members of the Al Shabaab group.

The militia group is said to have attacked Yuda Academy in Hagadera Refugee Camp within Daadab Complex at about 2:00 am and kidnapped six teachers but four managed to escape.

According to North Eastern Regional Coordinator, Mohammed Saleh, a contingent of officers has been deployed to mount a search for the abductors and their victims.

Police, however, say they suspect an inside job and are working with their counterparts across the border at Doble to rescue the victims.

Meanwhile, soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces have killed 57 Al Shabaab operatives in Somalia.

In a statement to newsrooms, Col. in charge of Public Affairs, Joseph Mulowa Owuoth, said that the KDF soldiers operating under AMISOM engaged the militants at a location 31 kilometres North West of Afmadhow using artillery fire supported by helicopter gunships.

Following the engagement five technical were destroyed among other weapons.

Col. Owuoth, however, maintained that KDF soldiers remain vigilant and will continue to relentlessly pursue the terrorists to ensure peace and security.

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