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Armed men attack Mandera Central AP camp

Storyline:National News

Armed men attacked a police post in Mandera County Sunday morning and destroyed a building before they were repulsed.

Police say no injury was reported in the 4 am attack on Mandera Central Administration Police Camp.

Police say they engaged the attackers who were about 40 when they threw RPGs to the compound near the Somalia-Kenya border.

Residents say they heard heavy gunfire and RPGs were used in the fighting between the militants and police for about 40 minutes.

“They escaped after the officers at the camp overpowered them and chased them away. No injury was reported but there has been few destruction of property,” said a senior officer in the area.

The fighting was joined by Kenya Police Reservists who helped to drive away the attackers who police said were Al-Shabaab militants.

This is the latest attack on government buildings in the area in which most of them have been destroyed.

The attackers who are believed to be Al-Shabaab militants have attacked the local governor’s office at least twice badly damaging it. It is the fourth time government buildings are attacked in the area alone.

Source: Standard Digital