26 May 2013

Kenya: Six Bodies Recovered Following Saturday Attack Near the Kenya - Somalia Border.

Photo: Xinhua
Six bodies have been recovered following attacks at the Kenya-Somalia border (file photo).

Six bodies have been recovered following Saturday attack by militiamen near the Kenya- Somalia border.

Among the bodies recovered includes three of Administration Police officers, the bodies of the three officers were discovered in a bush hours after the attackers believed to be Al-Shabaab militia struck on Abdisugow and Damajale police posts on Saturday night.

They had been slaughtered and their bodies abandoned in the bush but their guns are yet to be traced.Three other people including local chief and a worker with the Kenya Red Cross were shot and seriously wounded in the attack and are admitted in Kulan Health Centre, police said.

Inspector General David Kimaiyo said two of his deputies have left Nairobi for the crime scene to assess the situation and advice for the next step.

"We have confirmed the attackers are Al-Shabaab, two of my deputies Grace Kaindi and Samel Arachi have left Nairobi to assess the situation," Kimaiyo said.

North Eastern police boss Charlton Murithi said more security personnel had been sent to the area to help trace the missing officers and weapons.

"They were gunmen who attacked two police posts in the area and we have casualties. We are tracing other officers who are missing," said Murithi.

Other officials said police were warned of the attack in advance following intelligence that indicated militiamen from Somalia planned to strike.

The attackers are said to have driven back in a file with valuables that they looted from the stations after they ran over them, witnesses said.

Informed officials said the militiamen were out on a revenge mission over the on-going Kenyan military operation inside Somalia.

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