Kenyan security officers have repulsed al-Shabab attack on a police camp near the border with Somalia.
Garissa County Commissioner Joshua Chepchieng said about 20 heavily armed militants believed to have crossed from neighboring Somalia attempted to raid an Administration Police camp in Amey but were repulsed.
Chepchieng said the militants chose to ambush the police officers at 2 a.m. local time but quick response from the officers who have been on high alert kept them at bay.
“We have information that the militants have been planning to attack the camp and other key installations along the border but have been on high alert,” Chepchieng told journalists in Garissa.
There were reports that a number of police officers were injured but in the heavy gun fire between the two sides but Chepchieng denied such reports.
“I want to also state that no firearms were stolen and the militants did not take away the police land cruiser as alleged,” Chepchieng said.
The Al-Shabab fighters partially destroyed a telecommunicationhe mast, weakening the mobile phone communication in the area.