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Militants kill at least eight including several police in Kenya bus attack

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)

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