NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan police officer was severely injured early on Wednesday and one other is lacking after suspected al-Shabab militants attacked a police patrol base in Fafi, Garissa county alongside the Somali border.
Rono Bunei, northeastern regional commander, stated safety officers had been on the Amuma base when the closely armed gunmen shot at them for about ten minutes earlier than fleeing.
Bunei stated the station’s porch was badly broken within the assault, noting that the seek for their lacking colleague is ongoing whereas the wounded are steady at an area hospital.
In accordance with Bunei, an on-site evaluation reveals the attackers had been armed with rocket-propelled grenades and escaped as reinforcements approached.
“We’re decided to deal with this risk, however we want the assist of the locals. Such an assault can not occur with out their data,” he stated.
The regional police chief stated no arrests have been made to date and a number of other patrols have been despatched there to seek for the attackers who’re believed to have both crossed the border into Somalia or are nonetheless closed up alongside the border.
There have been a number of assaults staged by the militants within the counties of Somalia in a collection within the midst of efforts to curb the state of affairs.
On Sunday, 5 law enforcement officials had been severely injured when their automobile ran over a set of improvised explosives in Rhamu, Mandera County within the newest such incident.