Monday, September 26, 2016
Terror group al-Shabaab in the last few days has been displaying bodies they claim are of Kenyan police officers at their headquarters in the southern Somalia town of Jilib.
The militants had claimed to have killed six Kenyan police officers after they attacked Hamey police post in Garissa county on Thursday, September 22.
The militants also displayed several weapons and a police land-cruiser they had stolen from the police.
The militants posed with a police land-cruiser number plate GK A 398Y, the terror group also covered the vehicle with their black flag in photos circulating online.
The Kenya police service however denied the claims after the attack but said two officers could not be accounted for with two others seriously injured and flown to Nairobi for specialised treatment.
The town of Jilib where the militants displayed the bodies and weapons they claimed are of Kenyan police officers is regarded as a stronghold of the terror group.
Kenya police in their statement said the camp in Garissa was attacked by about 50 militants in two land cruisers.
The statement said the militants escaped after officers in the camp engaged them in a gunfight.
The militants returned later with reinforcements in a lorry and used three bombs to destroy tents in the camp.
Kenyan government has launched an operation to flush out the militants using GSU officers who are using land and air surveillance.
Cover photo: Live from Somalia