BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH MAY 2017-The kenya red cross says that close to 5 police officers have been killed and Several others injured after their vehicle ran over a landmine on Malelei-Kulan road in Liboi, Garissa County Early Thursay.
The deaths come barely a day after four Administration Police officers were killed in a similar attack near Kulan Dam in Liboi.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia is notoriously restive and prone to attacks staged by Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants.
The attacks come days after police warned of increased Islamist activity in the area.
Islamic militants “are dispatching operatives into parts of north eastern region to lay IEDs along routes used by our security patrols in efforts to frustrate our security operations at the border areas,” the police statement said.
Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet warned that some members of the terrorist group had sneaked into the country and were planning attacks.
In a statement, IGP Boinnet said the terror group was behind a series of attacks, including a recent attack in Mandera where a chief was killed.