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Somali militants raid on Kenyan police in Mandera

Somali armed group al Shabaab has carried out an ambush attack on Kenyan police vehicle in Mandera, a town close to Kenyan border along Somalia.

The attack triggered fighting between the militants and Kenyan police, leaving a soldier dead,  North Eastern regional commissioner Mohamed Birik.

Birik says the attack took place in Fino area in Mandera town.

He says the attackers fled.

The al Qaeda linked al Shabaab carried out similar attacks in Kenyan soul the last couple of years.


Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline