Nairobi - Gunmen shot dead two Kenyan policemen Tuesday in
the latest attack in the restive border region with war-torn Somalia, a top
"The officers were attacked while on patrol," said
regional police chief Charlton Mureithi, of the attack in the eastern garrison
town of Garissa.
"Two of them were killed, and the other one has been
taken to hospital with injuries," he added.
Kenya has suffered a string of attacks since its troops
invaded southern Somalia in late 2011 to attack al-Qaeda linked Shabaab
Attackers have set off bombs and hurled grenades in the
capital Nairobi, while gunmen have killed both security officials and civilians
along Kenya's border with Somalia.
The attacks are regularly blamed on Shabaab insurgents or
their sympathisers, although the extremists do not specifically claim the
The Shabaab still control large parts of southern Somalia,
despite African Union troops, allied Somali forces and Ethiopian soldiers
having wrested control of several key towns from them.