One police officer killed in Northern Kenya

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A bandit attack on the Lodokojek Police Post in Samburu, northern Kenya, claimed the life of a police officer and injured another.

“It occurred at LODOKOJEK POLICE POST at around 2045hrs MR BM520060 about 40kms South East of the station and reported through phone by the in-charge post No.220540 Sgt Benard Leleur that while at the shopping centre which is about 100 metres from the post, he had heard the sound of gunshots from the direction of the police post,” a police report said.

According to police, the officer in charge, together with two other colleagues who happened to be at the center, negotiated their way to the post, where they found two of their colleagues lying in pools of blood on the floor of their houses with bullet wounds.

The unknown attackers are suspected to have been riding on a motorcycle with an unknown registration number.

The suspects also made off with four firearms and ammo during the incident.

“On checking in their steel box where the firearms are usually kept, they found out that the attackers had made away with four G3 rifles as follows; 1.FMP 389229 2.FMP 77096115 3.G3A3 6053620 4.FMP 391895 As well as 197 rounds of ammunition of 7.62×51mm,” Police said.

The injured officer was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

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