TERROR THREAT

Four students killed during al Shabaab attack in Dadaab

Security personnel managed to kill two al Shabaab militants and recovered two AK-47 riffles.

In Summary

• The militants managed to blow up a communication mast in the area.

• According to area Deputy County Commissioner Kibet Bowen, stray bullets hit and killed the four students who were in the houses near the police camp.

Al Shabaab militants during training at an unidentified location in Somalia.
Al Shabaab militants during training at an unidentified location in Somalia.
Image: FILE

Four students were killed during an attack by al Shabaab militants in Saretho area, Daadab subcounty on Tuesday.

Security personnel including special forces managed to kill two al Shabaab militants and recovered two AK 47 riffles and two IEDs in the 1 am incident.

The militants managed to blow up a communication mast in the area.

According to the area Deputy County Commissioner Kibet Bowen, stray bullets hit and killed the four students who were in the houses near the police camp.

Bowen said an operation is currently ongoing in the area to search for the other militants who escaped towards the Kenya-Somali border.

Police spokesman Charles Owino said that the militia was targeting the telecommunication mast before the police responded.

Owino added that the security has been mobilised in the area and are pursuing the rest of the attackers.