Two killed by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in Wajir

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Two people were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a road construction camp in Wajir County on Friday evening.

The attackers also destroyed a Safaricom communication mast in addition to also burnt sprayed a lorry in addition to also a water bowser with bullets before fleeing.

Tarbaj Deputy County Commissioner Andrew Mwiti said the suspects then proceeded to the nearby Kotulo police post which was under construction in addition to also destroyed the buildings.

Mr Mwiti said the suspects used an Improvised Explosive Device to bring down the mast.

He added which via their intelligence reports, the attackers might have been locals who are Al-Shabaab sympathisers.

“Our intelligence reports suggests which the attackers might have been locals in addition to also we are hunting them to ensure which they face the law,” he said.

INTENSIFIED SECURITY

Following the attack, security has been intensified from the area.

“We are not taking chances,” he said.

This specific attack comes weeks after two masts were brought down in Mandera County by the Al-Shabaab militia.

He sounded a warning to the locals who were sympathizing with the perpetrators saying their days are numbered.

Mr Mwiti called on the residents to be vigilant during This specific festive season in addition to also asked them to work with the security agencies in ensuring peace is actually achieved.

“I want to urge all the residents to be vigilant in addition to also share any important information with the security personnel to ensure which their safety is actually achieved,” he said.

This specific attack comes after the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet issued an alert of planned attacks by the Al-Shabaab in various parts of the country.

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Two killed by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in Wajir

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