A suspected al-Shabaab attack on Thursday left five police officers injured while they were on patrol.
According to police, one of the officers was shot in the forehead, while the other four were injured as they jumped out of their patrol vehicle to take cover.
At Elwak Sub-County Referral Hospital, the cops received medical attention.i
According to a police report , the policemen took action and successfully repelled the attackers.
The officers were in a contingent of regular police, the Border Patrol Unit (BPU), Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday evening.
“It happened today (Thursday) at Bamba Ola stretch along the B9 road between Wargadud and Elwak that a joint patrol security team was sprayed with bullets by suspected Shabaab militants,” reads a report filed at the Elwak Police Station.
Reinforcements from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and General Service Unit (GSU) were sent in from the Elwak camps.
An Anti-Stock Theft Unit lorry was also damaged in the attack.
The incident happed just a day after intelligence reports shared among security agencies showed the presence of armed terrorists in the area