Police on the trail of Garissa terror attackers

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Police in Garissa are on the trail of gunmen who had launched an attack on a Chinese Construction site in Shimbirey area along the Garissa-Modogashe highway.

The motive of the attackers remains unclear with those conducting the operation saying they are following crucial leads that will lead to the arrest of the attackers.

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Two construction companies came under attack on Sunday night from what police suspect to be a terror attack by Al-shabaab terrorists but were repulsed by Kenyan security forces.

Confirming the attack, Garissa County Police Commander, Richard Kerina said swift response helped save many lives.

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Four people were injured during the incident as 8 armed gunmen attempted to overrun the Chinese Construction site in Shimbirey about 50km from Garissa town.

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An operation by a contingent of security forces is currently underway with police saying they have crucial leads that will help nab perpetrators of the attack.

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Garissa County has witnessed its fair share of attacks and was worst hit on April 2nd 2015, when Al-shabaab militants stormed the Garissa University College killing 148 people and injuring 78 others with majority of those killed being students.

 

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