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MANDERA, Officer Injured, One Missing After Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Raid Police Camp

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided Amuma camp in Mandera County on Wednesday morning leaving one police officer injured and one missing.

The officer, Jason Golo, is receiving treatment at the Hagadera Hospital in Garissa County after he was shot in the elbow and the back by the suspected militants.

The whereabouts of another police officer, Fredrick Okwiri, remains unknown.

The suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided the camp early Wednesday and embarked on a shooting spree, deflating all the four tyres of a police vehicle and, thereafter, bombing the camp’s armory using a rocket-propelled grenade.

According to police officers, who took part in repulsing the suspected terrorists, the shoot-out lasted 15 minutes.

A head-count was, thereafter, conducted to establish if there were any police officers missing. It was then that the camp’s bosses realised that Fredrick Okwiri’s whereabouts could not be ascertained.

//M.M

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