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Suspected Shabaab attackers destroy mast in Garissa

Thursday July 09 2020
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A communication mast that was destroyed by suspected Shabaab militia in a past attack. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By AMINA WAKO

Suspected Al Shabaab militants destroyed a communications mast in Korakora area, Garissa County in a Thursday morning attack.

The militants also caused havoc at Korakora police station, but luckily all the police officers are said to be fine. 

Locals say over 20 gunmen attacked the mast before they were repulsed by officers manning the site. 

North Eastern regional police boss, Mr Rono Bunei, said that security officials had kicked off an operation to trace them. 

“Already our officers are combing the region. Luckily none was injured,” he said. 

On Monday, Kenyan security agencies foiled another attack where suspected terrorists hijacked a car and kidnapped eight people.

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Kenyan authorities were tipped off and acted quickly to save the eight. They were being taken to Somalia via Wajir County.

No one was injured in the attack.

Before Covid-19 struck, the North Eastern region had seen an upsurge in terror attacks by the Somalia-based group.

Intelligence reports warned that militants were targeting vital communication installations along the Kenya-Somalia border. 

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