Police repulse suspected Al-Shabaab attackers in Mandera
Rural Border Patrol Unit on Thursday morning managed to repulse an attempted terror attack on their camp at Manza in Sheikh Barrow, Mandera County.
Lafey deputy county commissioner Erick Oronyi told the Nation that the 7.30am attack found the Administration Police unit on high alert.
“The attackers started by hurling explosives into the camp before shooting at officers but luckily no one was injured,” he said.
He said the all the security camps along the Kenya-Somalia border are always on high alert since Al-Shabaab militants are active in the area.
“We are always on high alert because the enemy is waiting for an opportunity to strike,” he said.
Mr Oronyo said the officers had intelligence about the planned attack that caused no much damage.
A source said the militants attacked in the morning hoping to find the police asleep.
Mr Oranyi said security operation is underway in the area along the border, adding that all security agencies have been activated.
“All security agencies are on high alert and we are patrolling the area in search for the attackers whom we suspect have crossed into Somalia,” he said.