5 Police Officers Injured Following Al-Shabaab Attack In Mandera

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  • Five police officers were on Sunday injured in an Al-Shabaab attack that happened between the Jabibar and Rhamu road in Mandera.
  • The latest terror attack comes after a month after an Eastleigh Businessman, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, was cleared by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations of accusations of funding terrorists.
  • Mander, a town situated between Kenya and Somalia has experienced a number of attacks blamed on Al Shabaab terrorists in the recent past.

Five police officers were on Sunday injured in an Al-Shabaab attack that happened between the Jabibar and Rhamu road in Mandera.

According to the police, the officers were escorting a Nairobi-bound bus that was traveling from Mandera town.

The police vehicle is said to have hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that had been set on the road minutes after leaving the border town.

Security sources according to Capital FM said two police officers sustained minor injuries while the three others who were in critical condition were airlifted to Nairobi.

The suspected Al-Shabaab militants are yet to be found, but security officials said a major security operation has been launched.

The latest terror attack comes after a month after an Eastleigh Businessman, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, was cleared by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations of accusations of funding terrorists.

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Detectives said the probe into reports that Mohamed Ali had defrauded Somali investors of close to Sh6 billion had stalled as none of the complainants made a formal report to any of the investigative agencies.

Various media outlets had widely reported that dozens of Somali MPs and investors both in Nairobi and the diaspora, especially from Saudi Arabia and Dubai, had pumped close to Sh6 billion into a forex trading company, Maalin Group Companies, associated with Ali.

Mander, a town situated between Kenya and Somalia has experienced a number of attacks blamed on Al Shabaab terrorists in the recent past.

Related: Eastleigh Businessman Mohamed Ali Blacklisted For Funding Terrorists Cleared

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