Kenya: Border security operation launched after camp raid in Garissa

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan security forces have launched a major operation along the Kenya-Somali border after a midnight raid on a Police camp near the border region, Police said on Thursday.

The Al Shabaab raided a Police camp in Hamey, Garissa county in north eastern Kenya. The police returned fire forcing the raiders to retreat.

The Inspector-General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, said the Hamey camp raid occurred earlier Thursday when a group of 50 armed members of the Al Shabaab stormed the station in two land cruiser vehicles, firing three bombs into the station, which destroyed tents at the camp.

Two officers were still missing and four others wounded, Police said Thursday, adding that one Al Shabaab fighter was shot and killed during the raid.

“The attackers retreated and later returned in a bigger number in a lorry and fired three bombs into the camp destroying tents and forcing our officers to retreat for cover,” the Police Inspector-General said in a statement.

Police explained that four Police officers were injured. Three were rushed to a hospital in Dadaab and one officer was airlifted to Nairobi for treatment of gunshot wounds.
-0- PANA AO/VAO 22Sept2016

22 september 2016 16:05:20

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