Al Shabaab militants kill two policemen, one civilian in eastern Kenya
December 22, 2022
NAIROBI, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Al Shabaab fighters have attacked a police vehicle in eastern Kenya, killing two officers and one civilian, police and the armed group said.
The truck was travelling from Hayley Lapsset camp to Garissa town, around 120 km (75 miles) from the Somali border, when it hit an explosive device, police said in a statement on Wednesday. The militants then fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the vehicle and engaged in a heavy firefight which took the lives of the victims.
Al Shabaab’s Radio Andalus said in a broadcast their gunmen killed two Kenyan security forces and injured several others in the attack.
(Al Shabaab) continues to make cross-border raids as part of its campaign to pressure Kenya into withdrawing its forces from Somalia, who make up part of the African-Union mandated peacekeeping force ATMIS.