3 Kenya police killed near border

2012-07-17 11:23
The body of one of those killed in an attack on a church in Garissa, Kenya.  (Chris Mann, AP)

The body of one of those killed in an attack on a church in Garissa, Kenya. (Chris Mann, AP)

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Nairobi - Three Kenyan police officers were killed in an ambush in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border on Monday, the local police chief said; the latest in a rash of attacks in the region.

Kenya has been hit by a wave of grenade and bomb attacks since its troops crossed into Somalia last October and has blamed al Shabaab, al-Qaeda-linked militants, and the group's sympathisers inside its lawless neighbour.

The attackers have targeted Kenya's northeast, the capital Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa, threatening the country's lucrative tourist trade.

"Three administration police officers from Liboi have lost their lives. They were attacked while on the way back to Liboi," said Garissa county police chief George Kingi. Liboi is a border town near Somalia.

"I can't tell how many officers were injured. We have yet to secure detailed information in regard to the attack or point a finger at any group of persons behind the attack," Kingi said.

Al-Shabaab formally merged with al-Qaeda this year and has declared war on Kenya because of its incursion into Somalia.
Read more on:    kenya  |  somalia  |  east africa  |  security

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