Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Police Base, Kill One Officer

One police officer was on Wednesday, December 2 killed and another injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Amuma police patrol base in Fafi, Garissa county.

According to reports, the officers were at the base when the gunmen who were heavily armed stormed the base and started firing at them.

The shootout between the suspected Al-Shabaab militants and the officers lasted for about 15 minutes before they ran away after being overpowered.

One of the officers attached to the base was shot in the arm and on his back during the shootout.

Garissa police boss Emmanuel Opuru while confirming the incident said that the injured officer was rushed to a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition.

The militants are said to have hit the base armoury using a rocket-propelled grenade causing serious damages.

Al-Shabaab militants. Photo/Courtesy

The militants also fired at a Land Cruiser vehicle that was parked at the base deflating all its four tyres.

The officers have also launched a search for one of their colleagues whose whereabouts still remains unknown.

“After sensing that we had overwhelmed them, the terrorists escaped.”

“We have launched a spirited search for him,” said one of the officers, who spoke to K24 Digital.

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