A major operation is underway in Wajir in search of an unknown number of Al shabaab militants who shot dead two suspected terrorists who had earlier been arrested by police and detained at Dadajabula Police Station Tuesday night.
Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara who spoke to KBC on phone confirmed that security officers had arrested two suspects at Dadajabula, 13 kms from the Somalia border, but Al Shabaab militants raided the police station at 8pm in an attempt to rescue the suspects prompting a shootout with security officers that left five people injured including two police officers, one Kenya Police Reservist and a civilian.
The attackers are believed to have been on a mission to rescue the terror suspects.
Kibaara said after the arrival of reinforcements from KDF, the attackers shot dead the suspects they had gone to rescue apparently out of fear that the suspects would disclose crucial information to security agencies.
Kibaara appealed to members of the public to volunteer any information that will assist in the arrest of the suspects and their collaborators.