20 Kenyan police killed in Al-Shabaab attack: reports


NAIROBI: At least 20 Kenyan police officers have been killed in an ambush by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen in a village in the eastern county of Garissa, the Guardian said, citing Kenyan media.


The officers were reportedly killed in the village of Yumbis, 70km north of the town of Garissa, on Monday evening as they went to the rescue of colleagues wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine earlier in the day.

The attack in Yumbis was confirmed by police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi. Last week, Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Yumbis and hoisted their flag on a mosque.