Eight officers killed in Garissa landmine accident

Eight security officers have died in Garissa after a vehicle they were travelling in hit a landmine.

The officers were on a day patrol along Garissa - Lamu border in Bodhei Sub County on Tuesday.

North Eastern Region John Otieno confirmed the incident saying that the vehicle the officers were travelling in was completely destroyed.

The deceased died on the spot after the vehicle hit the landmine and police report shows that the number of officers aboard the vehicle had not been established yet.

The scene was processed by special forces.