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Four KDF soldiers injured in Al-Shabaab blast in Wajir.

By NJ Correspondent:

Scene of the attack at Gerille village in Wajir County. File/Photo

Four Kenyan Defense forces officers were seriously wounded, after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Gerille location, 20 Km from Wajir Bor of Wajir East sub-county.

The militant group al Shabaab is suspected to have planted the IED blast.

The blast in Gerille, Wajir County, which lies next to the Somali border, shows the strength of Al-Shabaab to wage attacks outside Somalia even through the militants have been driven out of their strong holds in the Somalia.

Kenya suffered Al-Shabaab attacks after it invaded Somalia in October, 2011. Al-Shabaab which staged attacks often in Kenya vowed to continue until Kenyan forces leave Somalia.

“Four soldiers were seriously injured and were evacuated for medical attention,” Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) senior officer who asked anonymity told Nep journal, adding the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device.

He said the security forces have launched a manhunt for the attackers.

More than 40 people have been killed in similar attacks linked to the Al-Qaida affiliated group Al-Shabaab for the last two months alone. Wajir county now joins the list of troubled counties of Mandera, Garissa and Lamu.

This attack comes barely three days after four people were killed and 11 others injured when their PSV vehicle hit an IED in Sheikh Barrow village between Lafey and Elwak Sub-counties. Two area chiefs were among those who died on the spot.

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