Al Shabaab attacks Kenyan post near Somalia border

Militant group Al Shabaab continued its operations even beyond Nairobi mall siege as it attacked a security post on Kenya’s border with Somalia on Thursday killing two police officers in the ambush.

Updated: Sep 26, 2013, 16:31 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Nairobi: Militant group Al Shabaab continued its operations even beyond the Nairobi mall siege as it attacked a security post on Kenya’s border with Somalia on Thursday killing two police officers in the ambush.

Kenyan authorities said militants from the same extremist group, al Shabaab, that took over a Nairobi mall have attacked a security post near the Somali border, killing two police officers.

The attack that took place earlier today is the second by al Shabaab after the bloody four-day standoff at the Westgate Mall that ended Tuesday in which at least 67 people were killed.

Al Shabaab threatened in a message yesterday that if the Kenyan troops remain in Somalia, Kenyans must "be prepared for an abundance of blood."

Regional police chief Charlton Mureithi says the militants` attack in the town of Mandera also resulted in three police officers injured and 11 vehicles destroyed.

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Militants attacked the border town of Wajir, killing one and wounding four persons after a gunman opened fire and threw grenades yesterday night.
With agency inputs