4 students killed in suspected Al Shabaab attack

Al Shabaab attack claims 4 lives

Students killed in suspected Al Shabaab attack in Saretho area Dadaab, Garissa County

Four civilians including a teacher, a toddler and two students are said to have been killed in what police confirm to have been an Al Shabaab attack.

The attack took place at around 2:00 am on Tuesday morning in Saretho area of Abakeile Location, Dadaab, Garissa county.

The assailants are said to have blown up a Safaricom telecommunication mast in the area.

Police spokesman Charles Owino confirmed that two of the attackers have been gunned down.

"Police officers on patrol thwarted an Al Shabaab attack and managed to neutralize two of the attackers and recovered two AK-47 assault rifles, IED-making materials and crude weapons.

"The criminal gang had targeted the nearby telecommunications mast and in the process four innocent lives were lost," a brief from the police read in part.

Series of attacks by Al Shabaab militia

The past two days have seen a number of attacks by the militia group and attempts to infiltrate various KDF restricted zones.

On Sunday, Manda Bay in Lamu County was attacked and three US nationals were confirmed dead. The terrorist group claimed responsibility.

On Monday, there was an attempt to invade the British army camp in Nanyuki, Laikipia County where three suspects were apprehended and questioned.

Kenya is a week away from commemorating the attack on Dusit D2 at Riverside Drive, Nairobi.


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