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Two more police officers killed after vehicle hits landmine

Joseph Boinnet, Inspector-General of Police. file photo | nmg
Joseph Boinnet, Inspector-General of Police. file photo | nmg 

Two more police officers died Thursday morning after their vehicle ran over a landmine on the Malelei-Kulan Road in Liboi, Garissa County, bringing to 11 the number of security officers killed by roadside bombs in the past two days.

Police sources said two other officers in the vehicle were injured, one critically, and were admitted to hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia is notoriously restive and prone to attacks by Al- Shabaab terrorists.

Al-Shabaab on Wednesday claimed responsibility for two separate roadside bomb attacks in Garissa and Mandera counties, which killed nine Administration Police officers.