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Friday, 14 June 2024
At least 10 Kenyan police killed by bomb near Somali border
A file photo of an injured Kenyan police officer being helped by his colleagues after they were ambushed by Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters near the Kenya-Somalia border. (File photo Reuters)

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters.

Police believe the device, for which no one immediately claimed responsibility, was planted by Islamist group al-Shabaab, the report said.

Police said in a separate statement that several officers had died, without specifying how many.

A similar explosion in June killed around a dozen police.