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BY CORRESPONDENT,MANDERA,2ND JAN,2018-The Al-Shabaab militants have struck again killing four police officers in an attack by suspected to have been staged by the terrorists from Somalia .
According to the police the attack occurred along Elwak-Kotulo road in Mandera.
Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner Daniel Bundotich who confirmed the incident says the three casualties include two police reservists and an Administration Police officer.
“We lost three security officers in the attack. They were on patrol on Elwak-Kotulo road,” he said.
A third police reservist died while being taken to hospital.The attackers attackers retreated after a fierce gun battle.
Mr Bundotich said a second contingent of GSU officers that was responding to the first attack was also ambushed.
The suspects also set a blaze police lorry . Locals who spoke to WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE says reported seeing a burning vehicle in the area but Mr Bundotich said he is yet to confirm.
The group has carried out several such attacks since late last year.