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Four police officers injured in grenade attack in Mandera




Four border patrol police officers were injured after a hand grenade was hurled at them in Mandera town by an unknown assailant at 3pm Tuesday afternoon.

Mandera County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said the assailant fled from the scene and that the officers are now recuperating at Mandera County referral hospital.

The four border patrol police officers were manning border point 4 when the attacker hurled a grenade at them.

Olaka further said investigations are currently underway.

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The officers who were guarding the Kenya Somalia border were on their usual patrol before they were hit by the grenade.

The grenade is said to have been hurled by an assailant who sneaked into the area pretending to be a pedestrian.

Mandera town has remained relatively calm in the recent past, and has not witnessed any terror attack for two years.

Meanwhile, the government has assured Kenyans of their security during and after this festive season.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said despite a few insecurity challenges, the ministry has taken a multi-agency approach to deal with crime countrywide.

Speaking Tuesday when he joined police officers at the Kayole Police station, Nairobi County, for Christmas celebration, Dr. Matiang’i lauded various security agencies and the public for working as a team that has led to a significant reduction of crime and decrease in road accidents in the country.

Flanked by the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, and other senior police commanders from the county, the CS further revealed that the government has already dispatched a heavy security detail to flush out criminals terrorizing people in Kisauni, Mombasa and other coastal areas.


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