Police Kill 2 in 10-man Al Shabaab Attack

Suspected Al Shabaab terrorists on Tuesday morning attacked and killed four students, of whom three were siblings in Saretho area of Abakeile Location in Dadaab, Garissa County.

Capital FM News was first to report that the police responded and killed two gunmen in the 2 am incident.

The assailants also destroyed a communication mast near the Kenya-Somalia border.

Police Spokesperson Charles Owino confirmed the incident to the news.

“Two of the attackers have been killed. They had killed four people and were now trying to destroy a communication mast when they were engaged by officers," Police Spokesperson Charles Owino was quoted by the news outlet.

Owino further revealed that the attackers, who numbered more than ten, were repulsed while on a mission to cause more mayhem in the area. 

The area police boss Kibet Bowen confirmed that the officers recovered two AK 47 riffles and an IED from the slain terrorist.

This comes barely two days after Al Shabaab terrorist attacked the Kenya Navy camp in Manda Bay, which is also home to US marines, on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

The group is reported to have attacked the airstrip at Manda Bay, targeting US aircraft.

The US aircrafts that were parked at the base were attacked using Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) owned by the extremist group.

According to an eyewitness - Martin Makugo, US helicopter 50 air calvaries had been dispatched and were seen firing at the extremist group, who are reported to have retreated towards the Mokowe area.

In a statement sent out by the Al-Shabaab, their fighters allegedly inflicted severe casualties on both US and Kenyan troops, destroyed US military aircraft and vehicles.

Henry Mayfield Jr, a United States army specialist was among those killed during an attack.

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