Mandera Attack: Al shabaab Kills Police Officer, Flee With The Body


A police officer is among three people shot dead during an attack by suspected Al Shabaab terrorists in Mandera County Friday morning.

Three other people were seriously injured in the attack that occurred outside a bank in Elwak town, police said, adding that one of the dead was the attacker who was gunned down during the ensuing shootout


The town is located seven kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border.

“The gunmen were four. They immediately opened fire at Administration Police officers guarding the bank and killed one and another civilian. That is when they were engaged in a shootout,” a senior police officer said.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet confirmed the incident, saying the attackers fled with the body of their colleague.
“They were engaged in a gunfight and one of them was killed,” he said on telephone, “they fled with the body.”

Last month on 23rd, At least five police officers were killed after a vehicle they were traveling in was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Simo area, Arabia, Mandera County.

The officers were part of Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba’s security team and were escorting him for a campaign in Lafey when the incident happened