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Vehicle burnt as gunmen attack police station in Garissa

Storyline:National News

Suspected Al-Shabaab militia attacked Bodhai police post in Garissa County on Monday night and injured an officer.

The attackers also burnt a police vehicle and a water boozer, Garissa County Commissioner Harun Rashid Khator said.

He said gunmen attacked the police post, which is located near Boni Forest, at around 9pm, but security officers repulsed them.

A senior officer who did not want to be named said residents fled their homes when they heard the gunshots.

The officer said two G3 rifles are also missing and that a woman was injured in the incident.

The woman is said to be the wife of one of the officers working at the police station.

The injured police officer and woman are admitted to Masalani sub-county hospital.

Mr Khator said they have deployed security officers in the area to pursue the attackers.

The County Commissioner led a team of security officers to assess the situation.

Bodhai area is located near the Garissa-Lamu border.

Recently, armed gunmen terrorised residents in Mpeketoni area in Lamu County where they left 67 people dead.

The attacks led to a major operation in Boni forest involving Kenya Defence Forces

Source: Daily Nation