Policeman killed in al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

2014-11-29 22:38

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Garissa - A Kenyan policeman was shot dead and another seriously wounded in a new attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants in northeastern Kenya on Saturday, police said.

The shooting, which occurred near the Dadaab refugee camp, came a week after the al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali rebels executed 28 civilians in the far northeast.

"The attackers were on foot, and trailed the officers for about 100 metres before firing at them at a close range," regional police official Musa Yego said.

He said the attackers were thought to be al-Shabaab members or sympathisers, adding they disappeared into a refugee camp.

Last Saturday the al-Shabaab seized a bus heading from the far northeastern border town of Mandera for the capital Nairobi, executing 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa.

Kenya has suffered a series of attacks since invading Somalia in 2011 to attack the Islamists.

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