Six officers killed as gunman launches attack at Kapenguria police station
By Cyrus Ombati
| July 14th 2016
Kapenguria, Kenya: Seven police officers were Thursday killed after a gunman attacked the Kapenguria Police Station in West Pokot County.
The attack prompted a siege that saw Special Forces sent to the scene. A senior officer whom locals said is the Officer Commanding Station is among those injured.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet confirmed the active shooting, saying more officers have been deployed to subdue the suspect.
“A suspected terrorist in custody seized a rifle and began shooting. The station has been surrounded and efforts to subdue him are ongoing,” said Boinnet
He did not say if there were casualties but indicated efforts to end the siege were on without giving details.
Elsewhere in Lamu, a terror suspect was killed early Thursday morning during a raid at a police camp.
The attack occurred at Mangai Rapid Deployment Unit Camp where police engaged terrorists in a gunfight, injuring several others. Officers on the ground said one officer was injured.
The exact number of the attackers who raided the camp at 3am remained unknown but police estimated it at more than 10.
Boinnet said a major security operation was underway, with a back-up team deployed there Thursday. It came days after a security car was hit by an IED in Ishakani area at the Kenya- Somalia border.
One officer was killed and two others wounded in the Tuesday evening incident.
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