Kenya: 5 policemen killed by suspected al-Shabab extremists

Trump administration early this year approved expanded military operations in the Horn of Africa nation

According to press reports, a few days after the deadly attack, the authorities detained those accused, whom were subjected to a police investigation, after which they acknowledged their participation in the largest attack in the history of this country.

Dozens of Kenyan security personnel have been killed in recent months in the remote lands near the border with Somalia, in raids by the al Shabaab Islamist militants from Somalia.

Nation established that the lorry that was burnt was the one the GSU officers were in. "The police officers were on patrol along Elwak-Kutolo when they were ambushed", Bundotich told the daily.

The militants had "waylaid the unsuspecting patrol team". He added that a second team was dispatched to the scene of the two attacks.

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Two police reservists and two Administration Police officers died instantly while another police reservist died while being rushed to hospital.

The Somali Military Court sentenced five defendants to death for participating in the October 14 attack that caused 512 deaths, attributed by the government to the terrorist group Al Shabab.

KDF spokesman David Obonyo said a vehicle that had been taken away by the terrorists during the attack on the police station was destroyed after explosives it was carrying exploded during a gun fight that ensued between the soldiers and the militants.

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