Policeman killed in Al Shabaab attack in Dadaab
30 November 2014, 10:21
Garissa - A Kenyan policeman was shot dead and another seriously wounded in a new attack by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Dadaab on Saturday, police said.
The shooting, which occurred near the Dadaab refugee camp, came a week after the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali rebels executed 28 civilians in Mandera.
"The attackers were on foot, and trailed the officers for about 100 metres (yards) before firing at them at a close range," regional police official Musa Yego said.
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He said the attackers were thought to be Al Shabaab members or sympathisers, adding they disappeared into a refugee camp.
Last Saturday the Al Shabaab seized a bus heading from Mandera for Nairobi, executing 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa.
Kenya has suffered a series of attacks since invading Somalia in 2011 to attack the Islamists.