Al-Shabaab attacks police base in Mandera

At least three Kenyan soldiers have been injured after al-Shabaab fighters a police post in Mandera county.

According to local officials who spoke to the media, the forces engaged fierce fighting with Al-Shabaab fighters which lasted for about half an hour.

“We did not yet get full information about what had happened but so far three of our soldiers sustained light injuries,” a local who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile Al-Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for attack through a statement posted pro-shabaab website.

The group fighters stormed based and injured three soldiers saying their fighters also caused intensive damage to the base.

Kenya’s northeastern region has been borne the brunt of grenade and gun attacks in the last several years since Kenya took its troops to Somalia to fight the al-Shabaab group.

Al-Shabaab group has been attacking areas along Kenya-Somalia border while targeting mostly non- locals working in the region.

Many people, majority of them non- locals have as a result lost their lives with others left with permanent injuries.

The group vowed to continue staging attacks on Kenya’s soil until the East Africa nation withdraws from Somalia.

Kenya had sent its troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabaab following several attacks in Kenya’s coastal region allegedly conducted by the terror group.

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