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Suspected al-Shabaab militants have attacked and killed three teachers in Wajir, Kenya. This is a continuation of the ongoing battle between Kenya and the invasive terrorist organization. Though al-Shabaab has lost much ground, they are still able to conduct these small scale ambushes and attacks on civilian populations. 

02/16/2018 Kenya (Standard) Suspected Al shabaab Militia on Friday morning killed three teachers during an attack in Qarsa, Wajir County. Wajir County commander Stephen Ngetich confirmed the dawn attack that left one teacher critically injured.

The militants seem to have moved from Mandera to Wajir where there have been persistent attacks in the recent months. On February 12, police found three bodies believed to be those of Al Shabaab fighters killed in an earlier foiled attack on a police camp in Kutulo.

Some Al Shabaab fighters tried to attack the camp at night, but they were repulsed and they fled into a nearby thicket. Ngetich said a patrol team later found three bodies of the attackers in a thicket near the Kenya-Somalia border.

The attackers have been targeting communication masts in Wajir County. At least five masts have been attacked in less than a month.


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