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Three suspected al-Shabab militants have been
killed after they attacked a police camp in Kenya’s eastern County of Garissa,
close to the border with Somalia, police say.
Other fighters were repulsed by security officers, a statement said.
At least eight Kenyan police officers were killed in an al-Shabab bomb
attack last week in north-eastern Wajir County.
The militants have been trying to overthrow the Somali government.
The al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out attacks and kidnappings in Kenya,
vowing retribution for the country’s involvement with Amisom – a 20,000-strong
African Union force helping to support the government in Somalia.
The Friday night attack happened in Yumbis Border Patrol unit camp in Fafi
sub-county, but security officers did not suffer any casualties, police said.
The militants damaged a mobile phone mast, cutting off communication in the
area, local newspaper The Star reports.
A team of security forces was pursuing the
surviving assailants, police said.