Nairobi - At least six people were killed Sunday in attacks
on two police stations along Kenya's border with Somalia, local media reported.
Militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the
attacks that left two police officers and four civilians dead, The Standard
newspaper said. Two others, including a local police chief, were injured in the
Six officers were missing, and al-Shabaab claimed online
that it had taken two police officers as hostages.
Kenyan troops have been engaged in military operations in
neighbouring Somalia since 2011 in a bid to root out Islamist militants.
Al-Shabaab, which controls large swathes of south and
central Somalia, has been waging an insurgency against the government since
The Islamist insurgents have been pushed out of the capital
Mogadishu and most major towns by African peacekeepers. But al-Shabaab
continues to stage attacks, including in Kenya.