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D.O, two people missing after Shabaab attack

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A District Officer, chief and a civilian are still missing more than 12 hours after they were abducted during an attack in Wajir which police blame on Al Shabaab militants.Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe said six people, including two Administration Police officers were killed during the attack in which the Al Shabaab burnt an Administration Police post in Gerille region.He said several firearms and a police vehicle were also stolen when more than 100 Al Shabaab militants stormed the Gerille AP camp.“Six persons including two Administration Police officers were killed by the bandits. Three administration police officers were injured,” the spokesman said in a statement.“The bandits also stole firearms, ammunition and a car from the post,” he said.The militants also burnt down property within the post, located about seven kilometres from the border with Somalia.Kiraithe said the attackers were “suspected Al-Shabaab militia fleeing from the joint operation of Kenya and the Somalia Transitional Government Forces inside Somalia.”A contingent of police officers led by North Eastern Provincial Police chief Leo Nyongesa were deployed to the area for a major security operation which managed to rescue two police officers who were near the border with Somalia.The Al Shabaab issued a statement late on Thursday claiming responsibility for the attack, which they said was carried out in revenge for “the aggressive Kenyan invasion against the Muslims of Somalia.” Click here

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