January 28, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos – Translated from Raascawad.
Two Kenyan police officers have been killed in a landmine explosion in Garissa in northeast Kenya.
The explosion was a landmine targeting a Kenyan security convoy near the border with Somalia.
The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan military convoy that killed at least 17 people.
Mr Salah of Kenya’s security apparatus has said that the bodies and casualties of the soldiers were taken to Garissa, adding that the Kenyan troops are conducting operations in the area of the mine explosion.
The forces that attacked the Somali border have said they have been conducting patrol operations to assure the security of Kenya’s border with Somalia.
Al-Shabaab launched a major offensive against Kenyan troops on Somalia’s border in 2011, and have not stopped since.
Huge swathes of northern Kenya are Somali-majority in its demographics, whose population seek to reunite with Somalia.
Al-Shabaab who are aligned with al-Qaeda has made it clear they will not clear from the Somali-Kenya border.