Garissa erupts in violence after soldiers’ killing

What you need to know:

  • At least six people including a local chief, two women and two children were shot after irate residents engaged the security personnel in running battles as they pursued the attackers who are reported to have fled to a neighbouring suburb
  • Tension was high in the town on Monday night as the KDF soldiers and police combed its vicinity to flush out the suspects. The security personnel conducted a house-to-house search for guns and other ammunition
  • The riots in the town are said to have been started by youths who confronted police, sparking clashes

Riots erupted in Garissa town Tuesday morning after six people were shot and scores injured in a police and military operation following the killing of three Kenya Defence Forces soldiers in the town.

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