Ambulance driver killed, medics wounded in Garissa landmine attack

June 21, 2016 9:06 am
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The incident occurred late Monday at Owane between Hulugho and Sangaili, authorities said/XINHUA-File
The incident occurred late Monday at Owane between Hulugho and Sangaili, authorities said/XINHUA-File

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21 – An ambulance driver was killed and three medics seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine en-route to pick a patient in Garissa.

The incident occurred late Monday at Owane between Hulugho and Sangaili, authorities said.

Overview
  • The incident occurred late Monday at Owane between Hulugho and Sangaili, authorities said.
  • No arrest was made, but police said they were pursuing the attackers believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia, or operating terror cells within the area.
  • "It is a very unfortunate attack. The driver died on the spot while the three others were taken to hospital in a serious condition," a senior police officer said.

No arrest was made, but police said they were pursuing the attackers believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia, or operating terror cells within the area.

“It is a very unfortunate attack. The driver died on the spot while the three others were taken to hospital in a serious condition,” a senior police officer said.

Police Headquarters was expected to release a statement on the incident later Tuesday.

Garissa County Communications boss Yusuf Korow said those wounded in the incident include a co-driver, a health nutritionist and a student who were admitted to the Hulugho Sub-County Hospital.

The attack occurred hours after five police officers were killed and four others wounded in a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) attack in Mandera.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has assured that security has been intensified in the northern part of the country in the wake of renewed terror attacks.

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