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One Dead, Three Injured After Heavy Shootout In Garissa County

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A police camp in Garissa County came under heavy gunfire attack on Wednesday evening July 22, officials confirmed. 

The attack by suspected Al Shabaab militants at Yumbis Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) police camp left one police officer dead and three others injured.

In a report by the Daily Nation, Northeastern Regional Commander Rono Bunei said the injured officers are hospitalised in Garissa.

The suspected militants gained entry into the camp after hauling several explosives.

A vehicle full of KDF officers on the move. Source: Business Today

“A loud explosion was heard at about 6pm. BPU YUMBIS under heavy Al-Shabaab attack,” the report says.

What followed, residents said, was heavy exchange of fire as police responded to the attack.

The residents said the attackers also terrorised them accusing them of sharing information with security agencies.

Several houses were also torched at Banane area during the attack.

Al Shabaab soldiers marching. Source: KahawaTungu

Nation reported that security officers responding to the incident narrowly escaped death after an explosive planted on the road leading to the village exploded prematurely.

Hours before the attack, anti-terror unit offices said they recovered a bag containing ammunition.

It was discovered by a resident at Hailey while he was travelling from Fafi to Garissa.

“Forensic investigation is ongoing to identify the owner of the military bag,” Mr Ndalama said.

A similar explosive left two people dead in the county in March this year.

The two died after an ambulance hit an improvised explosive device (IED) while a patient was being rushed to hospital.

“Forensic investigation is ongoing to identify the owner of the military bag,” Mr Ndalama said.

A similar explosive left two people dead in the county in March this year.

The two died after an ambulance hit an improvised explosive device (IED) while a patient was being rushed to hospital.


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