Policemen missing after Al-Shabaab attack in northeastern Kenya


Two policemen missing, after Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia attacked a police base in northeastern Kenya early on Thursday, authorities say.

The attack which is the latest in a ring of cross-border raids by the Islamists happened in the Garissa County, according to a police spokesman.
Fighters in two Landcruisers attacked the patrol base “but the officers in the camp managed to repulse them amid fierce exchange of fire,” said in a statement from police spokesman George Kinoti.
One policeman was wounded and two were missing, he said, adding that one attacker was killed. 
Al Shabaab claimed the attack in Kenya‘s Garissa County.“We attacked a police station in a small town near Garissa last night,” al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab told Reuters by phone.
Al Shabaab have repeatedly attacked Kenya, saying it is in retaliation for Kenyan troops entering Somalia in2011 in a bid to secure the porous border between the two nations.
Somalia has been ravaged by war since 1991. Al Shabaab, which once ruled most of the country, wants to topple the Western-backed government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
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