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Five police in Kenya were killed in a roadside bomb attack that Al-Shabab militants claimed responsibility for. Their goal in staging these attacks is to get Kenya to withdraw its troops in Somalia serving under the AU mission, so that the Al-Shabab militants can rise to power. This is yet another attack in a recent string of attacks. Al-Shabab frequently attacks Christians so an increase in strength of attacks presents frightening implications for the Christian population.

2017-05-26 Africa(BBC News)The attack happened almost at the exact spot where four officers were killed in a similar attack yesterday, which has been claimed by al-Shabab militants.

Five other officers were killed in a separate bombing incident on Monday in neighbouring Mandera county.

Al-Shabab has staged numerous attacks in Kenya in recent years.

The Islamist militants want Kenya to withdraw its troops who are serving under the AU mission to Somalia (Amisom).

Kenya sent its troops across the border in 2011 to pursue al-Shabab.


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