The National Police Service (NPS) neutralised an early Tuesday, 7th January Al-Shabaab attack in Daabab, Garissa County.
In a statement seen by Litkenya.com, the office of Inspector-General Hillary Mutyambai said the terrorists had targeted a telecommunication mast.
Police officers on patrol thwarted the attack, but in the process, four innocent Kenyans died.
“The criminal gang had targeted the nearby telecommunication mast and in the process four innocent lives were lost, including those of a teacher and a small child before our team responded and contained the situation.
“We managed to neutralise two of the attackers and recovered two AK47 assault rifles, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials and other crude weapons,” the statement reads.
The police said they have beefed up security while pursuing the attackers who managed to escape.
“Security agencies have been mobilised and are pursuing the rest of the attackers,” NPS assured.
In the last one week, several terrorist invasions have occurred, causing panic in various counties.
More than 10 lives, including those of military officers, have been lost.