4 February 2013

Kenya: Police Officers Killed in Baringo

Photo: D. Nthengwe
One person has been killed and hundreds displaced by bandits in Baringo county (file photo).

Three police officers are among seven people who were last night killed by armed bandits in East Pokot, Baringo County.

The bandits were raiding Loyamorok Village when they were confronted by the officers leading to a shoot out in which three officers were shot dead.

Three bandits and one villager were also killed during the incident. One injured police officer is admitted to the Kabarnet District Hospital. Police reinforcements have since been sent to the area. Baringo County Commissioner Benard Leparamarai confirmed the incident and said he was heading to the scene.

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