Extremists 'kill' 5 police officers in Kenya

2018-03-02 15:30
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Nairobi - A Kenyan official says five police officers have been killed in a suspected extremist attack in the country's northern Mandera County.

Regional Co-ordinator Mohamud Saleh said on Friday the attackers targeted government administration offices and Kenya police camps.

He said the militants blew up a telecommunications mast to cut off cell phone contact before the attack.

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremists have vowed retribution against Kenya for sending troops in 2011 to fight the extremists in the Horn of Africa nation. Kenyan security has managed to restrict a wave of al Shabaab attacks to border areas with Somalia in recent years.

Police said they prevented a major attack by the militants in Nairobi last week. Security agents have been accused of serious human rights violations rights while carrying out their operations.

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  kenya  |  east africa

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