Seven Kenya police killed, 17 missing after attack

Kenyan security forces patrol in Kainuk in northern Kenya, on November 24, 2013 during a rescue operation for hostages in southern Turkana countySeven police officers were killed and 17 others were missing following an attack blamed on local tribesmen in Kenya’s remote north, police sources said Saturday. Attackers targeted three police vehicles and burned one of them, police sources said. Police spokeswoman Gatiria Mboroko confirmed the attack took place in the Kapedo area but could give no further details, blaming difficult communications with police in the field. Two years ago, more than 40 police officers who had been chasing cattle thieves were killed around 100 kilometres (60 miles) further north, in an ambush unprecedented in the east African nation.

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