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10 Kenyan cops killed by bomb near Somali border

Published: October 13, 2019 13:44:52 | Updated: November 01, 2019 11:15:04


Police seal off roads near Kenya's Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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, Reuters reported.

A similar explosion in June killed around a dozen police.

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