Suspected Al-shabaab militants attacked an Anti-stock theft unit base in Mandera injuring three officers.
The militants attacked ASTU Elram base.
The base is about 10kms to the Somalia border.
Police said the heavily armed militants used six high explosive bombs and PKM rifles during the attack.
The militants attacked the unit at around 3pm.
The three officers who escaped with multiple injuries were reportedly wounded by flying pellets from the bombs.
“The attack lasted for about thirty minutes after being repulsed by a fierce exchange of fire from the section which was just out on foot patrols,” read a police report
A KDF jet fighter from Wajir was called in to bombard the area in efforts to reinforce the ASTU personnel.
Two weeks ago three people escaped death after the vehicle they were traveling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera’s Wargadud area.
Police said the victims escaped with significant injuries during the incident which occurred at Dadach Qatarow between Ires Kinto and Domog along Wargadud-Takaba road.
Intensified security patrols in Northern Kenya counties have helped scale down attacks from Al-shabab militants .
Sharing of intelligence reports from locals to security forces has also greatly helped in enhancing security in the region.