KDF cornered in Mandera Camp

KDF cornered in Mandera Camp

KDF cornered in Mandera Camp

On Friday afternoon, a gang of twenty alleged  Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed a military camp in  Mandera County.

The militants approached the Quick Response Unit (QRU) Alunga camp in Lafey  Sub-County from the northwest, according to a police report.

Minutes later, they ambushed the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and fired rounds of AK 47 rifles, several bombs as well as Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPGs) reinforced with PKM guns.

In response, the officers fired back at the militants, engaging the gunmen for 15 minutes at the camp.

The al-Shabaab fighters withdrew after the skirmish because the officers were able to  repel them.

The report states that once everyone was accounted for, the cops were able to  leave the scene unharmed.

Since then, police have started looking into the militants’ identities in an effort to  apprehend them.

The event occurs at a time when the government is stepping up counterterrorism  measures.

Kenyans had already received assurances from Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure  Kindiki that the administration is committed to ending the problem.

But in the process, he affirmed, the government will not hurt its people. This comes after villagers in Garissa expressed worries about the kidnapping of  citizens.

In November 2023, he declared, “The government will not be involved in the  abduction of its citizens.”

“We have been interacting with elected officials because we intend to combat  terrorism without endangering our own people.

He continued, “Our police have promised us that our youngsters will not be  harassed in the name of fighting terrorism.

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