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Suspected Al Shabaab carry out three attacks within 12 hours in northern Kenya

NORTH EASTERN
By ADOW JUBAT | August 19th 2014

GARISSA, KENYA: In less 12 hours suspected Al-Shabaab militia carried out three attacks killing one person, injuring three and carjacking a vehicle in three separate incidents in North Eastern Kenya.

In the first two incidents in Garissa, the Al-Qaeda inspired militia waylaid two teachers in Garissa town, killing one and seriously wounding the other on Monday night.

The injured teacher is admitted at Garissa general referral hospital for medical attention.

An hour later on the same night, another group of gunmen believed to be about 100 descended on a police border post adjacent to Lamu County injuring a police officer and a woman before they were chased away after a spirited gun fight with security officers.

The attack on Bodhai police post in Hullugho district, Garissa County which happened at about 9pm according the local county commissioner Rashid Khator also left a police vehicle burnt into ashes and some of the permanent houses accommodating the officers.

And on the third incident, on Tuesday morning a vehicle ferrying Miraa from Meru to Mandera was carjacked by suspected Somali militia some kilometres from Mandera town.

Confirming the incident, Mandera county commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo said the armed men pounced onto the vehicle; after it slowed down to go through section of the road under construction.

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