MOMBASA — Three suspected al-Shabab militants have been killed after they attacked a police camp in Kenya’s eastern County of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, police say.
Other fighters were repulsed by security officers, a statement said.
At least eight Kenyan police officers were killed in an al-Shabab bomb attack last week in north-eastern Wajir County.
The militants have been trying to overthrow the Somali government.
The al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out attacks and kidnappings in Kenya, vowing retribution for the country’s involvement with Amisom — a 20 000-strong
African Union force helping to support the government in Somalia.
The Friday night attack happened in Yumbis Border Patrol unit camp in Fafi sub-county, but security officers did not suffer any casualties, police said.
The militants damaged a mobile phone mast, cutting off communication in the area, local newspaper The Star reports.
A team of security forces was pursuing the surviving assailants, police said.