Alshabaab Gunmen Storm Police Station

A police post in Mandera on Friday, January 10 was attacked by suspected Al Shabaab gunmen who also tried tp destroy a communication mast. 

Reports indicated that the incident happened at Olla area, Mandera North Sub-county at around 10.00 pm local time.

Speaking to, Manase Otsialo a correspondent from Mandera confirmed the attackers had tried to destroy the telecoms mast but were repulsed by the police.

The Communication Mast the attackers shot at during the raid in Olla Madera county

They then stormed the local police post but again, the officers were up to the task and fought them off.

Olla is area is an area between Mandera-Moyale Road.

"They further rushed to the police camp but they did not destroy anything except a civilian water booster which had been lying idle there for the last two months," Manase quoted the Mandera county commissioner.

This comes barely a week after Al Shabaab suspects attacked a 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.

According to an eyewitness, Martin Makugo, US Helicopter 50th Air Calvary was dispatched to repulse the terrorists, who are reported to have retreated towards Mokowe area.

Henry Mayfield Jr, a United States Army specialist was among those killed during the attack on Manda Bay.

The United States government, through the US Africa Command, acknowledged that there was an attack at the airfield.

"US Africa Command acknowledges there was an attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya and is monitoring the situation. Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the incident," the military arm tweeted.

The US Africa Command stated that together with KDF, they successfully contained the attack.

A US national at Camp Simba, Manga Bay, Lamu.

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