Nine Kenyan police officers were killed in two separate terrorist attacks in Mandera and Garissa on Wednesday.
In the first incident, five officers traveling in a convoy escorting Mandera Governor Ali Rosa to a campaign event died when the vehicle they were traveling in was blown up by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the Fino area.
In the second incident that happened in Garissa, four administration police officers died when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a landmine near Kulan Dam in Liboni. Two other officers were injured in the attack.
North Eastern Regional Co-ordinator Mohamud Saleh said Al-Shabaab was behind the attack.
“They have resorted to planting explosives because they now find it difficult to carry out attacks as they used to, because security has been beefed up along borders and in nearby towns,” said Mohamud.