Suspected extremists assault police in northern Kenya; 3 lifeless

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three folks, together with two policemen, have been killed Wednesday morning in an assault by al-Shabab extremists in northern Kenya, Kenyan police stated.

The victims have been in a police automobile once they have been attacked between Hayley Lapsset Camp and the city of Garissa, Northeastern Kenya police chief George Seda stated in a press release.

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The assault started when the police automobile demobilized when it hit an explosive machine positioned on the street, police and witnesses stated.

The attackers then fired a rocket-propelled grenade that killed two officers and a civilian, the assertion stated. A number of different folks fled into the bush and their whereabouts are nonetheless unknown, it stated.

The attackers then set hearth to the automobile. The realm is near Kenya’s border with Somalia.

Police are pursuing the attackers and extra officers have been deployed to the realm to seek for these lacking from the automobile, the assertion stated.

Al-Shabab, Somalia’s home-grown extremist insurgent group allied with al-Qaeda, is suspected of finishing up the assault by has but to assert duty. Police say intelligence stories present there are pockets of extremists who’ve come from Somalia on a mission to hold out violent assaults in Kenya.

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