Al-Shabaab militants strikes again,kill four police officers in Mandera

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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.

 

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