Roadside bombings kill eight police officers in Kenya

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Eight Kenyan police officers have been killed in two roadside bombings.

In the first incident, suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked a convoy of vehicles on the border with Somalia.

The second attack was on a convoy in Mandera, in the northeast of the country.

Mandera Governor Ali Robathe said in a Facebook post that five of his security officers were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine in Mandera.

Al-shabaab claimed that it had carried out an earlier attack in Liboi, also along the border with Somalia.

In the Liboi attack three policemen when their truck hit an improvised explosive device according to authorities in the area.

The militant group has carried out several attacks in Kenya since Kenyan troops entered Somalia in October 2011.

– By Sarah Kimani