Kenya: Al-Shabaab militants kill at least 3 policemen in day-long gun battle in Pandanguo
Suspected Somali al-Shabaab militants killed at least three police officers on Wednesday during a siege on a northeastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle, a senior police official said. At least one policeman was missing.
The raid came after a series of attacks in Kenya claimed by Somali militants, killing at least 28 people in the last six weeks.
The gunmen attacked the police station in the town of Pandanguo in the coastal district of Lamu around 6 am (0300 GMT), forcing villagers to flee, according to residents.
By 6 pm, three policemen had been killed, one was missing and a gun battle was continuing, police said.