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Five police officers killed in extremist attack in northern Kenya

Government offices and police facilities were targeted by militants in Mandera County.

Five police officers have been killed in a suspected extremist attack in Kenya’s northern Mandera County.

Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the attackers targeted government administration offices and Kenya police camps.

He said the militants blew up a telecommunications mast to cut off mobile phone services before the attack.

The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremists have vowed retribution against Kenya for sending troops in 2011 to fight the extremists in the Horn of Africa nation.

Kenyan security has managed to restrict a wave of al Shabab attacks to border areas with Somalia in recent years.

Police said they prevented a major attack by the militants in Nairobi last week. Security agents have been accused of serious human rights violations rights while carrying out their operations.

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