Kenyan policeman killed in blast: police

March 19, 2013 3:13 pm


The scene of a previous blast in Kenya/FILE
The scene of a previous blast in Kenya/FILE
NAIROBI, Mar 19 – A bomb blast killed a Kenyan policeman and wounded two others in Mandera, a northeastern town on the border with war-torn Somalia, police said on Tuesday.

The explosion is the latest in a string of attacks in Kenya’s restive border regions with Somalia, where Kenyan troops are fighting Islamist insurgents.

“The explosion occurred on the roadside where the officers were patrolling,” a police source in the town said. “One died on the spot while the two others have been taken to hospital.”

Kenya has suffered a series of bomb blasts and shootings since sending soldiers into Somalia to fight Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents in October 2011.

The violence has been blamed on the insurgents or their Kenyan supporters, although no attacks have been claimed by the Shabaab.


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