By Standard Team
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Yesterday, reports indicated that Kenyan security forces had foiled retaliatory attacks by Al Shabaab gunmen on Kenyan soil.
An attack at Dadaab in Garissa â a region thatâs a main front in the military operation â failed hours after another violation on Friday night.
Police and aid workers escaped after their truck ran over a landmine that however did not explode yesterday morning.
The device had been planted on a busy road used by aid trucks near Hagadera Police Station, about a kilometre from the Dadaab Refugee Camp.
Authorities believe that the target of the abortive attack were police officers escorting aid trucks.
On Friday night, Al Shabaab fighters riding donkeys reportedly attacked Hulugho Trading Centre in Garissa in the second incident this week.
The gunmen were repulsed after a heavy firefight with the police who later got military reinforcement.
"We have just sent a team to investigate the incident," said North Eastern Provincial Police Officer Leo Nyongesa, who promised to later give a comprehensive statement.
An elder, Mohammed Yusuf, said the trading centre yesterday came under sustained attack from men dressed like locals.