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5 police officer were killed in Garissa County in Kenya on Tuesday, August 15. They were driving along a road when they ran over an Improvised Explosive Device(IED). After they hit the IED, they were ambushed by the terrorists who placed it and the vehicles they were in were burned. Two police officer escaped with just injuries by hiding in nearby bushes until they received backup. The culprits, believed to be Al-Shabaab agents, have yet to be apprehended. Garissa County is one of the four main counties that have borders with Somalia, and have been constantly attacked by Al-Shabaab for the past few years.

 

08/16/2017 Kenya (TheStandard) – At least five police officers were killed and two injured on Tuesday afternoon after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Bodhai-Ijara Road, Garissa County.

The police said the explosive was placed by Al-Shabaab terrorists. The attackers then burnt the vehicle the officers were in and escaped with their guns in the 1 pm incident. The officers were from Bodhai Police Station when they were ambushed at Alijize area. Witnesses said the injured officers hid in a nearby bush as they sought reinforcement before they received assistance.

The injured officers and the bodies of their colleagues were airlifted to Nairobi. North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the attackers escaped. “They burnt the vehicle the officers were in and then escaped. We are pursuing them,” he said.

The police said the explosive was placed by Al-Shabaab terrorists. The attackers then burnt the vehicle the officers were in and escaped with their guns in the 1 pm incident. The officers were from Bodhai Police Station when they were ambushed at Alijize area. Witnesses said the injured officers hid in a nearby bush as they sought reinforcement before they received assistance.

The injured officers and the bodies of their colleagues were airlifted to Nairobi. North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the attackers escaped. “They burnt the vehicle the officers were in and then escaped. We are pursuing them,” he said.

 

 

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