MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali Islamic group militants have carried out a dawn ambush attack on a police station in Kenya’s Wajir town as Nairobi police officers have been on high alert for the last months.
The attack took place on Wednesday in Dadajabula area, in Wajir town after heavily armed Al Shabaab gunmen attacked on a police station, a witness, who asked to be anonymous, said.
He says the gunmen set fire at the police station.
It is unclear how many were killed during the assault.
He added heavy weaponry could be heard through the town.
Kenyan military reportedly arrived at the station, shortly after the attackers fled.
In December 2015, Al Shabaab gunmen killed 28 people, mostly Christian teachers on a bus heading home to Mandera from Nairobi for the Christmas holiday.
In April of 2015, the group’s militants stormed into Kenya’s Garissa University, where its fighters killed 148 students — most of them Christian.
In 2013, fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, killing more than 70 people. The siege on the mall lasted for four days.
The group also claimed the responsibility for a 19-hour siege on the affluent DusitD2 hotel on January 2019 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which left 21 people dead, while another 28 wounded.