Kenyan security agents rebuffed an attempted attack by terror group Al Shabaab on a police camp in Lafey, Mandera County.
Reports indicate that the armed militia fired two Rocket Propelled Grenades into Border Patrol Unit camp in Sheikh Barrow area, prompting the security officers to fire back.
The exact number of the attackers is not known but they were overpowered by the Kenyan troops, forcing them to escape in the Sunday night incident.
According to police authorities, no injuries were reported in the incident. Police say that they have been om high alert after receiving intel that the terror group will be staging an attack.
A similar attempt was made on a camp in Elram area, Elwak, Mandera County on March 10.
North Eastern Regional Police boss Rono Bunei has since called upon the locals to continue supporting security agents by giving any vital information that will help in defeating marauding gangs in the region.
The Al Shabab militants are said to be crossing over the Somalian border and setting up bombs on the road, targeting security agents. They also roam the area indoctrinating locals against “embracing outsiders.”
The Kenya Defence Forces are part of the AMISOM soldiers in Somalia trying to contain the ragtag terror group.