Police pursue Al-Shabaab militia who attacked police post

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Garissa police boss David Kerina told Capital FM News that “the gang overran the Hamey Police Post and stole a police car, guns and several rounds of ammunition before driving away.”/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 – Police are in hot pursuit of suspected Al-Shabaab militants who attacked a police post in Garissa on Tuesday morning injuring at least three officers.

Garissa police boss David Kerina told Capital FM News that “the gang overran the Hamey Police Post and stole a police car, guns and several rounds of ammunition before driving away.”

He stated that they also destroyed communication masts in the area leaving locals with no network.

He said that they raided the post from different corners and had a heavy exchange of fire with officers based at the station.

This is the latest such incident in the area and no arrests have been made so far.

The Somalia-based militants have in the recent past staged attacks targeting security officials in areas around the Kenya-Somalia border.

On Thursday last week, five police officers were injured when suspected Al-Shabaab militants planted Improvise Explosive Devices on the road.


Source – Capital FM