TERROR ATTACK

Five police officers injured in suspected al-shabaab attack in Mandera

The officers were treated at Elwak sub-county referral hospital.

In Summary

• Police said one of the officers sustained a gunshot wound on the fore head, while the other four sustained injuries as they jumped out of their patrol vehicle to take cover.

• The attack occurred at Bamba Ola stretch between Wargadud and Elwak.

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Five police officers who were on patrol on Thursday sustained injuries in a suspected al-Shabaab attack.

Police said one of the officers sustained a gunshot wound on the fore head, while the other four sustained injuries as they jumped out of their patrol vehicles to take cover.

The officers were treated at Elwak sub-county referral hospital and discharged.

A police report seen by the Star, the officers retaliate and managed to repulse the attackers.

The were reinforced by officers from the Kenya Defence Forces and the GSU.

The officers comprised a multi-agency team drawn from the BPU, ASTU,CIPU ,DCI AND General duty.

The attack occurred at Bamba Ola stretch between Wargadud and Elwak.

"The team was led by the SCPC Mandera Central and on reaching at the scene, they were sprayed with bullets by suspected al Shabaab militias," police said.

A pistol belonging to one of the officer was destroyed during the shootout, after a bullet hit its grip and magazine.

"Station motor vehicle GK B 825W Toyota land cruiser had its rear screen shattered, exhaust pipe damaged, chassis shot on the left rear tyre area and a bullet hole on the rear roof rails," the report said.

"ASTU motor vehicle GK B 934T Isuzu lorry was hit twice on the back rest rail."

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