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FILE PHOTO: Security officers and government officials inspect a police car that was burnt during an attack on a convoy escorting the governor of Mandera region Ali Roba outside Mandera town, near Kenya’s border with Somalia and Ethiopia, March 13, 2015. Photo/Reuters
According to police the militants had planted land mines on the road near Arabia town.
Sergeant Bishar Issack, one of the drivers of the police vehicles attacked said they exchanged gunfire with attackers who were on the road.
Police also said the militants raided Alungu post office but were repulsed by officers on duty at the facility.
Mandera county commissioner Fredrick Sishia has ordered for the deployment of more General Service Unit (GSU), Administration Police and Kenya Defence Force to the hostile area.