Forces Deployed To Pursue Shabaab Militants, Following Two Attacks on Security Forces in Garissa

  • Security forces have been deployed to pursue attackers and fortify security in Garissa and its environs, following two Al Shabaab linked attacks that have left 17 Kenyan officers injured and one dead.

    The recent of the attacks took place when suspected Al Shabaab militants ambushed soldiers in the region who were traveling from Garissa barracks to Hulugho base in Ijaara.

    The assailants lay in ambush and detonated a remote controlled missile as the military vehicles passed by.

    About 50 of the attackers who were hiding in the bush then started shooting at the soldiers from both sides, injuring three and causing extensive damage on one vehicle.

    The attack comes barely three days after the terrorists attacked Hamey Police Camp and started shooting at the officers, most of whom were asleep, killing one and injuring 14.

    See: Two Al Shabaab Militants, Police Officer Killed in Shootout

    The police however fought back and killed two suspected Shabaab members, while the rest escaped back to Somalia.

    Speaking to The Nation, Dadaab OCPD Raphael Kimilu said the bodies of the two suspects, which were taken to Garissa General Hospital mortuary are yet to be identified.

    The injured officers who are said to be in stable condition have been flown to Nairobi for further treatment.

    File photo: KDF soldiers in combat.