Two police officers were on Thursday killed and four others injured after an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) tore their vehicle along the Malelei-Kulan Road in Liboi, Garissa County.
Two of those injured were airlifted to Nairobi for treatment following the 7 am blast. Police at the scene said the injured had life threatening injuries.
The officers were patrolling in a vehicle belonging to immigration department when the incident happened. Kenya Red cross officials operating in the area said there were five people feared to have been killed in the blast that tore apart the vehicle that the officers were using.
“A vehicle is reported to have run over an IED between Malelei and Kulan, Garissa County. 5 feared dead and one injured. Red cross responding,” Kenya Red Cross said in a tweet.
North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said two officers had been airlifted to Nairobi.
“A vehicle ran over a landmine and so far we have airlifted some of the casualties to Nairobi. We are monitoring the situation,” said Saleh.
Witnesses said the latest victims were traveling in a new vehicle when it was hit by an IED that seemed to have been planted on Wednesday night.