Road side bomb kills eight security officers in east Kenya

At least eight Kenyan police officers have died after their car hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border.

Eleven people were in the car when it hit the device in east Wajir county. The fate of the others is unclear.

No-one has admitted planting the explosives.

Authorities say the police had been pursuing suspected Al-Shabab Islamist militants fighting Somalia’s government and its backers, including Kenya.

Al-Shabab have been fighting Kenyan troops because of Kenya’s support for the Somali government

The al-Qaeda-linked group has been trying to overthrow the Somali government for years.

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