Somali insurgent group Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack that left two police officers dead in Kenya.
According to the Kenya red cross, two police officers died at the scene of the ambush in the Northern part of the country and two others were injured.
Elwak Armed Attack: Two police officers killed and 2 others injured in an ambush along Lafey-Elwak road, Mandera County— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) December 27, 2015
The militant group however claims to have killed four police officers in the ambush and seized their weapons.
The attack is said to have occured barely 5 kilometres from last weeks ‘‘bus attack’‘:http://www.africanews-lan.bce.lu/2015/12/24/kenya-muslims-defy-al-shabaab/ that saw one person killed.
Security has since then been tightened in the area prone to attacks.
This is not the first time the militant group has targeted police vehicles. On Christmas day, an Administration Police officer was killed as the vehicle he was travelling in ran over an improvised explosive device in the coastal part of the country.
The country is on high alert of possible terror attacks during this festive season.
Kenya has seen an increase in terrorist attacks in various parts of the country since its troops crossed into Somalia in 2011 in the fight against Al Shabaab.