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Pupils die with their teacher in dawn raid by alshabaab in Garissa County

a gun recovered in Lamu after alshabaab terrorist were neutralized. Photo: Courtesy.

By Machuki Dennson

Three pupils and their teacher from Saretho Primary school were killed by Al Shabaab militia in a dawn attack in Saretho village in Abakeile Location 25kilometers from Dadaab, Garissa County on Tuesday.  

The pupils had taken refuge at the nearby Saretho police post when the attacks began at around 2:30am and were being guarded by the police when the militants fired at them, killing them instantly and wounding two of their school mates.

The national police service through its spokesman Charles Owino say police officers who were on a patrol neutralized two of the militants in the shoot out.

The militants also partially damaged a telecommunication mast in the area before they were repulsed by Police from Saretho Police station who were on patrol.

 Police recovered assortment of arms and IED making materials as others terror suspects escaped with injuries.

It is alleged that the Al-Shabaab militants causing havoc in Fafi and Hulugho areas of Garissa County are led by one Maulid Bilal, a Kenyan Ogaden from Abdalla Abdi Karim sub-clan, Hulugho Sub-County in Garissa County.

 Bilal was formerly a Madrassa teacher at Tumtish and Garabey where he is reported to have recruited some of his students and Ogaden clansmen into the Al Shabaab terror group.

Owino said nin a statement that security agencies are in hot pursuit of the wounded militants.

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