Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

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At least four children and four policemen have been killed in a roadside explosion in southeastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia, according to police.

Noah Mwivanda, a senior police officer in Lamu County, said Tuesday’s blast happened between the towns of Mararani and Kiunga.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The deadly incident bore the hallmarks of similar bombings blamed on Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group, which has previously targeted security forces in the region.

It increases the death toll from homemade explosives in the past three months to 46, with policemen as the majority of fatalities.

Al Jazeera

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