Militants kill at least eight including several police in Kenya bus attack Dec 08, 2019 0 1124 12345 Nairobi: Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya claimed on Saturday by the Somali Islamist Al-Shebaab group.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had been briefed on the “brutal” murders of eight people, including police, during the attack in Wajir county, a presidential spokesperson said on Saturday.However a senior police source told AFP that the toll was 10 dead, seven of them police. “We lost seven police officers in the bus attack,” the source said, asking not to be named.“The total number of the people killed are 10. One was identified as a local doctor.” A police statement released on Friday evening gave no casualty toll, just noting that the bus, which linked the towns of Wajir and Mandera, came under attack about 17:30 local time (1430 GMT).“Security forces are pursuing the killers,” the state house spokesperson said, adding, “the government will not relent in its ruthless crackdown on criminal elements including suspected terrorists to safeguard the lives and property of Kenyans”. (AFP) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US House endorses two-state solution in a warning to Netanyahu Dec 08, 2019 0 123 Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor Dec 08, 2019 0 110 Iraqis protest to defy ‘slaughter’ in Baghdad as drone hits cleric’s home Dec 08, 2019 0 116 Torrential rains kill 21 in western Uganda and neighbouring Congo Kampala/Kinshasa: At least 11 people were killed by floods in western Uganda, while another 10 people were killed by torrential rains in neighbouring Congo, authorities said on Saturday. The deaths in Uganda occurred .. Turkish president slams Greek decision to expel Libyan envoy Istanbul: Greece’s decision to expel the Libyan ambassador over an agreement between Turkey and Libya on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea was a “scandal,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on .. Iranian and American freed in apparent prisoner swap AFP Tehran An Iranian held in the US and an American held in Iran have been freed, the two sides said on Saturday, in an apparent prisoner swap at a time of heightened tensions. Tehran announced the release of Iranian .. Bombing Iran to stop its nuclear plans is ‘an option,’ Israel says ROME: Israel would be ready to bomb Iran to stop its nuclear weapon capabilities, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in an interview on Saturday. “Is bombing Iran an option that Israel is considering?” Katz was ..