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Saturday, 11 January 2020

Police repulse Al-Shabab attack in Mandera

Onesmus Kathya
Police on Friday thwarted an attack on a police post by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in Mandera County.
No one was injured during the 10pm incident, officials said.
Onesmus Kathya, Mandera County commissioner, said the attackers targeted a telecommunication mast but when they failed to bring it down they stormed Olla Police Post.
“There was heavy exchange of fire and a water bowser which was parked at the police post was destroyed,” the commissioner said.
Mandera has borne the brunt of Al-Shabaab militants due to its proximity to Somalia where the militants carry out attacks before escaping back.
A number of security personnel have died as a result of the attacks, some of which included improvised explosive devices placed on roadsides by Al-Shabaab militants.

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